Re: [Evolution] New lock icon implies authentic sig

On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 07:33:07PM +0200, Jens Lautenbacher wrote:
On Wed, 2001-10-24 at 18:40, Miles Lane wrote:
As Dan has pointed out, it would be better if
the new, smaller icon was made into several icons that differentiate
between validated and unvalidated signatures.

You don't know this before you pressed the button. 

True - but I (for one) don't quite understand why this behavior was
changed (sorry if it's already been discussed - I just picked up the
thread).  It didn't seem too much overhead to just run gpg/pgp and
display the appropriate icon.  Having to grab the mouse to validate a
signature is (IMO) an annoying regression.

Another consideration is that the current lock icons seem to indicate
encryption, which isn't actually the case.  Almost all the messages
are not encrypted.  The digital signature only indicates that a public
key is attached. 

Am I the only one who liked the original wax seal icon?  It
communicated the "right" thing - has the message been tampered with.
Granted the icon was a bit big - but I liked it much better than the
current lock.

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   liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to
   freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by
   evil minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in
   insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without
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