[Pidgin] #15513: Add OTR (Off The Record plugin) to release

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Sat Jul 5 11:11:55 EDT 2014

#15513: Add OTR (Off The Record plugin) to release
 Reporter:  ioerror       |       Owner:  tomkiewicz
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new
Milestone:  3.0.0         |   Component:  privacy
  Version:  2.10.6        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  security otr  |

Comment (by DrWhax):

 Replying to [comment:37 hobarrera]:
 > Replying to [comment:7 ioerror]:
 > > The second stage is pretty straight forward - a key will only be
 generated if and only if a user manually generates it or if a user has the
 opportunity to start an OTR chat with another user.
 > Key generation usualy takes a while. I believe that it would be best to
 generate it in the background after accounts are added, so they're ready
 when they need to be used for a first time. Generating it on-demand when
 needed could be very inconvenient for a user in a hurry that suddenly has
 to wait ~30 seconds for it.

 Not so sure if that still takes a while, for modern computers, it seems
 that isn't "much" the case anymore that it takes a while, of course, there
 is a difference whether you use /dev/random or /dev/urandom, but on normal
 desktop or laptop computers there are several methods to have 'enough'
 entropy available to generate a key in less than a few seconds.

 I agree that, a key should be generated after an account has been
 added/created using Pidgin. Alternatively, you can maybe ask to import an
 existing key! :)

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15513#comment:38>
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