Re: feature request: fetch missing keys in the background

Subject:Re: feature request: fetch missing keys in the background

Date:Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:10:21 -0400

To:David Edmondson ,notmuch@notmuchmail.org

Cc:

From:Antoine Beaupré


On 2018-09-03 17:46:00, David Edmondson wrote:

[...]

> I'm puzzled about the currently expected behaviour based on your
> question.

[...]

> Enabling “auto-key-retrieve” changes this behaviour, as you would expect
> (I see a delay opening the message while the key is retrieved, and then
> the button shows it as good).

The current behavior is somewhat expected: I'm happy notmuch fetches the
keys on click. The problem is it takes forever (that's GPG's fault) and
that Emacs freezes while it happens (that's Notmuch's fault).

> (Caveat: I'm using “remote-notmuch”, so emacs and notmuch/gpg are on
> different machines, but I don't know that this changes any of the
> above.)

I'm not sure either.

A.
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