[OTR-dev] asynchronous privkey creation

Michael Zanetti michael_zanetti at gmx.net
Sun Feb 21 18:23:03 EST 2010

On Monday 22 February 2010 00:13:58 Ian Goldberg wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 11:52:10PM +0100, Michael Zanetti wrote:
> > Hi otr devs,
> > 
> > I'm the author of Kopetes otr plugin. Reading through the archives I have
> > found a thread [1] discussing asynchronous creation of private keys.
> > However, I haven't found a conclusion to this and would like to know
> > what your plans are regarding this issue.
> > 
> > In kopetes otr plugin I have done my own thread that generates the
> > private key to keep the UI updated but I'm blocking user input and
> > socket notifiers (to prevent incoming messages jumping into libotr).
> > This has been working fine for Kopete at KDE 3 times, but doesn't work
> > any more in KDE4 as incoming messages are processed and I have no way to
> > stop that within the plugin. The only way to fix that without blocking,
> > would be to keep the list of incoming messages and re-process them all
> > once the key generation has finshed. Also the previous discussion
> > mentioned that this seems not to be a good option.
> > 
> > Do you have any suggestions how to deal with this issue? Should I
> > implement the above mentioned workaround or should I wait for an updated
> > version of the lib that adresses the issue?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Michael
> > 
> > [1] http://lists.cypherpunks.ca/pipermail/otr-dev/2008-June/000890.html
> It's in the sourceforge CVS already.  You could use the CVS version, or
> just pick out the June/July 2008 changes from privkey.[ch].

Great! But I cannot add a dependency to a cvs version or patched version of 
libotr to KDE. Any plans already when this change will hit the public?

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