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Re: GnuTLS for W32

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GnuTLS for W32
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 01:45:43 -0500

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 03:00:15 +0100
> Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 00:00, Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> >> It took me
> >> months to discover the problem for one of the users: a mass storage
> >> device driver and accompanying backup utility installed their own
> >> custom-modified MSVCRT.DLL on system32, which somehow caused my app to
> >> freeze when certain gui action was performed. They didn't bothered to
> >> use a different version string or id on the resources of the library, so
> >> it reported itself as one of the "good" dlls.
> >
> > That just means that someone should be hit in the head with a printed
> > copy of the full MSDN site. Repeatedly.
> It *also* means that depending on unknown third parties is asking for
> trouble.

If we put a DLL on ELPA or some other place and recommend it, it is no
longer "unknown".  The recommendation means someone has tested the DLL
and found it compatible with Emacs and free of nuisances.

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