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Re: GnuTLS for W32

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: GnuTLS for W32
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 15:22:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, 03 Jan 2012 19:21:14 +0200 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote: 
> EZ> No, it is _not_ hard for the user to put the DLL in the correct
> EZ> directory.  It is hard for _us_, the programmers of package.el, to
> EZ> select a fixed directory that would work for all users, so that we
> EZ> could hardcode its absolute file name in the Emacs sources.  An
> EZ> entirely different issue.
> The addendum is "...and so GnuTLS is available to non-Emacs processes
> too" which is something I did not consider carefully but your mention of
> wget brought up.  We don't want multiple versions of the GnuTLS DLL all
> over the place, that could be worse for security than a single outdated
> version.  So the package.el install is not a good W32 solution to
> deliver GnuTLS, after all.

You are very wrong. For starters, MS Windows is not like most GNU/Linux
distribution that use a system for keeping all installed software in
sync. The wget example is a red herring. Sharing the gnutls dll is so
wrong at some many levels that I wont start discussing it.


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