Re: Deskbar Applet, NewStuffManager, 2.16, Installing New Plug-Ins, AutoUpdate, etc.

Is it really that hard to check a digital signature?

I wouldn't think so, but the fact is that we haven't implemented it
yet, and we're in all sorts of freezes by now.

Also, there's the people-security issues of who has access (or how do
they get access) to the keys (and is that access revokable, and what
happens if somebody crucial gets hit by a bus), and what the final
master list URL is (which, as Shaun correctly mentions is part of the
API, just like the new D-Bus interface org.gnome.NewStuffManager), how
is this list hosted, and how is it updated.

There's just a lot of work to get from proof-of-concept code to
slapping "stable" and "(not obviously in)secure" stickers on it, IMHO.

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