[PATCH] display trust info for "good" GPG siignatures
- From: Albrecht Dreß <albrecht dress arcor de>
- To: Balsa-Liste <balsa-list gnome org>
- Cc: Niklas Höglund <niklas hoglund telia com>
- Subject: [PATCH] display trust info for "good" GPG siignatures
- Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 18:52:02 +0200
attached is a patch against today's cvs which improves the display of
successfully checked signatures, taking the key's "validity" and "trust"
fields into account.
When a signature is "good" (i.e. the message has actually been signed by
the signature's owner), this does not necessarily mean that you should
really trust this message (read: the signature's owner). The "validity"
and "owner trust" fields of the signer's key are used to distinguish
between trustworthy and questionable keys: if both the validity and the
owner trust of a key are at least marginal, a green padlock will be shown,
and yellow one otherwise. A message with a bad signature still gets a red
lock. In the message index, if a message contains more than one signature,
the lock will show the worst status (see example image below).
Additionally, the "owner trust" field is now shown in the application/pgp-
signature part and in OpenPGP messages.
Albrecht Dreß - Johanna-Kirchner-Straße 13 - D-53123 Bonn (Germany)
Phone (+49) 228 6199571 - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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