As I have just seen on the news page (point 4.) the release EE 7.9 has disabled the ascii encryption.
So all of our improvement tools for curving around the insufficiences of the library environment are diabled now.
There will be no chance anymore to create a simple mapping manipulation and so on in hkp files.
We did not have the capabillities to rewrite the software and reimplement it within automation, although we already have started.
So we want the functionallity back and need more time for implementation by automation.
Vote for keeping HKP working here.