OTR in Pidgin?

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Tue Jan 13 14:52:53 EST 2009

John Bailey spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > Possible pitfall: while most users mentioned OTR, there are some who
> > wanted XMPP/GPG encryption support, which is different.
> It would be nice if we could support XMPP/GPG as well, and use this
> method by default where possible.

While I'm not particularly opposed to shipping XMPP/GPG if someone
implements it, I'd like to point out that this method is pretty darn
poor.  Every single IM sent is encrypted separately as a PGP message,
which is a *lot* of overhead, and a pretty bad way to go about things
for a long-standing conversation.


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