Friday, July 30, 2010

My Talk: Usable Crypto on GNOME

I gave a talk on Wednesday about using a common certificate and key store across the desktop and using common widgets for crypto bits.

Sadly the talk was at the same time as a big release team announcement/talk. Notwithstanding more people came than I expected.

Discussing this topic with people has resulted in lots of cool developments and ideas. More to come.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Yesterday was the first day of my first GUADEC. It was great meeting many people I've only been in touch with remotely.

We had our Desktop Crypto BOF as well. I imagined it going differently, and probably should have prepared for it differently. There were topics that would have been great to discuss but I forgot to bring up:

* libgcr: the certificate and other crypto widgets and where they'll live. Should we
split that out in a separate library.
* What to keep/drop from libcryptui.
* Our common gsettings schemas for non app specific settings.
* Gnome Keyring to do list:

But I think there was some solid progress made and really good ideas came up. Especially the discussion toward the end about how to build the web of trust more simply.