Re: [openpgp] Deprecating compression support

Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu> Sat, 30 March 2019 16:49 UTC

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From: Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu>
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Subject: Re: [openpgp] Deprecating compression support
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On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 12:24:41PM +0100, Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> Hi Andre,
> 
> On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:59:32 +0100,
> Andre Heinecke wrote:
> > On Wednesday 27 March 2019 11:46:01 CET Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> > > Are you using some container format?  PGP/Mime with multiple
> > > attachments?  Something else?
> > 
> > As you know we are using tar archives.
> 
> Actually, I didn't know, which is why I asked.
> 
> I've used Kleopatra once or twice to see how it worked, and I've never
> used KMail or GpgOl.
> 
> > But if you dislike my example with a folder, which I chose to underline that 
> > compression is needed.
> 
> I'm sorry that I gave you the impression that I disliked your example.
> 
> > Please ignore it and respond to the other points made 
> > in this thread like compression for mails or just replace "folder" in my 
> > example with "file" and there you go.
> > 
> > I find this kind of discussion about my example unhelpful and distracting on 
> > this list. If you want to further discuss this please do it off list.
> 
> Your tone makes it sounds like I've personally attacked you.  I'm not
> sure where I did that.  If so, I apologize and I will try and keep at
> least my side of the discussion more focused on the technical
> discussion.

At risk of being accused of piling on,  I'll note that the tone also came
across as something of an escalation, to me.  (I don't know whether that
was the intent or not.)

As for "unhelpful and distracting", technical topics about how openpgp
implementations work seem to be helpful things to have in this forum, in
general.  Yes, it might be distracting from another topic that Andre might
want to focus on, in this case, but that is not really grounds to shut down
discussion of it.

-Ben