Re: p≡p foundation and Enigmail

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at
Wed Nov 22 07:39:19 UTC 2017

Concerning Enigmail, I completed the implementation of all pEp
functionality in July/August; it will be available in the next major
release of Enigmail.

The pEp concept is to have an Engine that does all the work, and
Adapters for the various front-ends/programming languages. I'm still
waiting for pEp to produce binaris of the Enigmail Adapter for all
platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS) and to resolve a few issues concerning
the adapter -- which may lead to some minor changes in Enigmail. I
cannot judge whether or not the pEp Engine is ready for a release, my
impression is that it's not yet.

The way it is implemented, Enigmail can be run with and without pEp. I
will certainly have to release a new version of Enigmail for TB 59;
whether or not pEp will be ready from day 1 or in a later minor upgrade
is yet unclear.


On 21.11.17 20:46, Magnus Melin wrote:
> Like you wrote, further discussion was delayed until there is a working
> pEp add-on generally available.
> There's not been much or any communication from the pEp team for a many
> months.
> I for one would also be interested to know if there's progress on
> finalizing the add-on.
>  -Magnus
> On 20-11-2017 18:05, Eric Moore wrote:
>> What happened to the joint development efforts with the p≡p
>> foundation? I thought further discussion was being delayed until a new
>> home was chosen (done) and a beta of a Enigmail release that supports
>> p≡p was available. There doesn't appear to be any version of a
>> Enigmail release that supports p≡p after over 2 years.
>> states
>> that Enigmail was  partnering with pretty Easy privacy (p≡p) for a
>> release in December 2015. states
>> "Enigmail/p≡p will be available in the summer 2017. These first
>> releases will encrypt and verify email only and a follow on release
>> which includes anonymization and messaging will be available later in
>> 2017/2018."
>> Was this deliberately put on the back burner until more progress was
>> made about Thunderbird++?
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