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Re: [PATCH] Remove --disable-keychain?

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2005-12-27 01:37:14 CET

On Mon, Dec 26, 2005 at 04:16:22PM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> >It seems out-of-place, in that I don't think we have any other 'feature'
> >switches in configure (save possibly javahl). We don't have one for the
> >wincrypt provider, for example.
>
> There's no other real mechanism on Windows to store the passwords, IIRC.
>

True, I suppose. What I was thinking of was the CryptoAPI support,
but that's actually inside the simple provider, not a separate provider
(err, I think).

> I'd prefer we kept it. If only so that folks who don't like the Keychain
> on OS X don't have to use it.
>
> In other words, I feel there's little harm in keeping it. -- justin

Only the harm to the users by having another configure option for them
to understand, but I guess that's minimal... and if there really are
people who don't like it, then fair enough.

Regards,
Malcolm

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