[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: gnome-keyring 0.1 (bindings to libgnome-keyring)

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Nov 17 07:41:40 EST 2009

Excellent.  It seems that my sit-back-and-wait approach is slowly
resulting in all the libraries required to rewrite my old (Python)
password storage tool are being put into place :-)


On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 2:38 AM, John Millikin <jmillikin at gmail.com> wrote:
> The GNOME Keyring is a service for securely storing per-user secret
> information, such as passwords and encryption keys, on the GNOME
> desktop. This library is a binding to the libgnome-keyring C library.
> The API is still a bit too slave-ish to the original for my taste,
> some modules will be changing/merging in the next version. The innards
> are an absolute horror -- don't look too close if you're one of those
> people who faint at rampant unsafe casting.
> That said, it works surprisingly well for a first-release FFI binding
> -- mostly due to the excellent design of libgnome-keyring and c2hs.
> So if any Linux/BSD/OpenSolaris/etc users have needed secure password
> storage in Haskell, please try it out and let me know if you encounter
> any problems.
> Download: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/gnome-keyring/
> API docs (copy of original library docs):
> https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1947532/gnome-keyring_0.1/index.html
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