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bug#14380: 24.3; `network-stream-open-tls' fails in some imap servers on


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#14380: 24.3; `network-stream-open-tls' fails in some imap servers on w32
Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 18:32:37 +0300

[I removed emacs-devel.]

> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 23:17:02 -0400
> 
> (CC to emacs-devel as I think this discussion is relevant there)

There's no reason: all the people who you'd like to reach read the bug
list as well.

> The big problem for me is that I don't have the time or platform
> knowledge to write a GnuTLS auto-installer and updater for those two
> problematic platforms.  The GnuTLS developers don't want to provide this
> service either.  Who will be responsible to it?  What happens when a
> security vulnerability hits the DLLs we distribute with Emacs?
> 
> My proposal would be to push out the next Emacs bundled with the latest
> GnuTLS DLLs, only support GnuTLS, provide users with instructions on
> updating them, and treat GnuTLS vulnerabilities as Emacs
> vulnerabilities.  This is not ideal but IMO better than the current
> situation.

I see no problems with the current situation.  Installing precompiled
GnuTLS from a zip file is a snap.





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