Friday, May 4, 2007

Fixed S/MIME interoperability between KDE KMail and Mozilla Thunderbird

Nelson Bolyard fixed interoperability problem between Thunderbird and KMail (or rather gpgsm). There was a bug in how gpgsm encoded cipher preferences, which Thunderbird could not understand and was falling back to RC2/40 cipher. In gpgsm, RC2/40 was not implemented for patently political
. Thunderbird crypto library was made more lenient in what it accepted. So, now, TB would correctly responds to KMail using 3DES instead of RC/40. More details are in Bugzilla and Usenet.

Still causing minor problems are the following bugs. Vote for or fix them!