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Re: Another update of GNU TLS bindings

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Another update of GNU TLS bindings
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 21:27:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.1.90 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Wouldn't GNUTLS be a surprising place to find ssl.el? Wmperry's ssl.el
>     invokes OpenSSL (`start-process').
> We will want to change it to use GNUTLS, that being our replacement
> for OpenSSL.

It does use GNUTLS, but since GNUTLS is a compile time option, it
cannot be assumed to be available.  Hence the addition of ssl.el which
invokes OpenSSL as a fallback if GNUTLS was not compiled with Emacs.
If GNUTLS is compiled into Emacs, OpenSSL is never used.

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