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  • Posted a comment on ticket #714 on Enigmail

    Yes, Enigmail does use gpg, and gpg itself is pretty fast. However, there is substantial overhead when first creates a large string to pass via various layers in Thunderbird to gpg and back to Enigmail which cause the whole process to be comparatively slow, and more importantly quite memory-consuming. Speed is certainly a reason to limit parallel execution of gpg. But that's only a part of the story. If I did not limit the number of processes, it would be quite easy to create a denial-of-service...

  • Committed [58c071]

    fixed missing bracket on html code

  • Posted a comment on discussion Enigmail Support on Enigmail

    Yes, that's most probably a translation error. Enigmail contains all locale in the same file. If you want to switch locale, you best install the addon Quick Locale Switcher 2. This will allow you to chose the locale.

  • Posted a comment on ticket #714 on Enigmail

    No, that's not possible. I can't force a reload of just the pictures - that's done deep down in the backend.

  • Posted a comment on ticket #714 on Enigmail

    The problem is in the way Thunderbird handles embedded pictures. Thunderbird requests Enigmail for a complete decryption operation of the message for each and every picture, more or less simultaneously. Enigmail limits the number of parallel requests to very few (like 2), and will not do anything with other requests. Hence Thunderbird will get an empty response for some pictures. I'm thinking about remembering the last decrypted message and just re-return that to Thunderbird if it asks for the same...

  • Posted a comment on ticket #719 on Enigmail

    GnuPG 2.0 (which is still the most widely used version) does not provide any method to enter the passphrase other than gpg-agent. GnuPG 2.2 allows to use a loopback, that is the passphrase is provided via stdin. The only viable option to implement this would be to create a pinentry replacement and use it to call Thunderbird. But that's an environment change for users that I would never want to implement. GnuPG setup issues represent already now 90% of all issues. I'm not a GnuPG developer, but my...

  • Created ticket #720 on Enigmail

    Change Enigmail in to an embedded WebExtension

  • Modified a comment on ticket #713 on Enigmail

    There should be some error in the Thunderbird Error Console (menu Tools > developer tools > Error Console), which should tell you what failed. If you can't see anything in there, please attach a debug log file (menu Enigmail > Debugging options > Debug log).

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2012-07-30 17:45:54


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