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Re: Using gnutls.c by default

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: Using gnutls.c by default
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 12:50:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

On Thu 05 May 2011, Ted Zlatanov wrote:

> On Tue, 3 May 2011 01:09:02 +0200 Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> wrote: 
> JB> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 00:50, Christoph Scholtes
> JB> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Right now, if you enable GnuTLS support on Windows, you MUST have the GnuTLS
>>> libraries in order to even start Emacs. This is, I believe, what Juanma's
>>> improvements will fix (dynamic loading of the library if needed, much like
>>> the graphics libraries).
> JB> Right.
>>> Until this is implemented, GnuTLS should not be enabled by default and
>>> Sean's weekly builds should also not be built with GnuTLS support enabled.
> JB> Agreed.
> Now that W32 has dynamic GnuTLS loading, I think it can be enabled by
> default.  Does anyone have objections or comments?  As I mentioned I
> don't use that platform so I can't speak for its users.

There is little evidence of anybody using it yet, so making it the
default seems premature.

It would be better to wait a week or two until there has been some
feedback about use of GnuTLS on Win32.


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