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Gaim-Encryption 3.0beta4 Feedback

Eric
2006-03-17
2013-04-22
  • Eric
    Eric
    2006-03-17

    I really like the new version. Do you have a features roadmap or a TODO file of what you have planned or would like to add to the plugin?

     
    • hjheins
      hjheins
      2006-03-21

      I have to agree with hiware.
      I really like this version!
      it seems to be more stable (less encryption errors), and I like the new gui/enable disable.

       
    • Bill Tompkins
      Bill Tompkins
      2006-03-22

      Thanks, I'm glad you like it.

      At this point I really don't have enough time to do much more than maintenance.  Several things I would like to add are mostly in the Feature Requests list.  Off the top of my head:

      1) Password-based encryption of private keys.  This wouldn't be too hard to implement, actually... it is mostly a matter of getting the UI right.

      2) Split the plugin into Gaim/GTK frontend plugin and a library backend, that could be used with other IM clients.  This would be a fair amount of work, but would be a very good thing, I think.

      3) Protocol changes:  Move to using ECC-DH/MQV to strengthen the encryption, decrease key sizes and overhead, and add forward secrecy.  Even better (and harder), add multi-party key agreement to do chat-room encryption in a sensible way.

      Unfortunately, this is more of a wish list than a TODO at this point, just owing to lack of time.

      -Bill