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Re: [PATCH v2 0/9] X509 (gpgsm) commit signing support




On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:52:22AM +0200, Henning Schild wrote:

> This series adds support for signing commits with gpgsm.

Thanks for working on this. I left a bunch of comments, but overall the
direction looks good.

We talked about this a bit off-list, but just for the public record:

> This series can be seen as a follow up of a series that appeared under
> the name "gpg-interface: Multiple signing tools" in april 2018 [1]. After
> that series was not merged i decided to get my patches ready. The
> original series aimed at being generic for any sort of signing tool, while
> this series just introduced the X509 variant of gpg. (gpgsm)
> I collected authors and reviewers of that first series and already put them
> on cc.

This series is a fine replacement for that earlier work. It's flexible
enough to allow what we really wanted out of that series (gpgsm support,
or another drop-in tool that uses the same interface). It doesn't lay
any groundwork for further tools (like signify), but I think the
consensus on the list was to punt on that until somebody had more
concrete plans for adding such a tool.

-Peff