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Re: Emacs core TLS support

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Emacs core TLS support
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:59:27 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:38:44 -0600 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> wrote: 

TZ> On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:44:13 -0500 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 
>>> Simon Josefsson already put a patch together at
>>> http://josefsson.org/securemacs but it will probably need to be revised
>>> a bit, the last change was in 2002.  It offers gnutls.el as an
>>> alternative to starttls.el, with a similar API.  As long as this is
>>> optional and autodetected through configure, I don't see a downside.  It
>>> may need to be folded into starttls.el but that's not a big deal.  I'm
>>> cc-ing Simon in case he has any comments.

SM> I think I'd be OK with adding a --with-gnutls configure option that
SM> links Emacs against that library.  Especially if we can provide
SM> a compatibility footls.el library that works both --with-gnutls
SM> and without.

TZ> Is anyone interested in reviewing Simon's patch?  I think it does
TZ> exactly what you suggest except the compatibility layer, which should be
TZ> trivial since Simon kept the invocation semantics the same between
TZ> gnutls.el and starttls.el.

ping...  I hope someone better acquainted with the internals than me can
take a look.


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