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Re: GnuTLS for W32

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: GnuTLS for W32
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:50:40 +0100

2012/1/5 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:

> You're right.  Do you agree with the general idea of checking for
> critical updates on startup, though?

FWIW, I don't. That is a step (tiny, I know) in the "software as a
service" direction.

> I think the risk of providing out-of-date libxml2 or libxpm is much
> smaller than providing out-of-date GnuTLS.

If we don't provide GnuTLS libraries, the risk of providing
out-of-date ones is zero.

> So while I understand your
> concern about this slippery slope, I think we can resist it, and regular
> releases can address the general need for updates.

Why? We're not a binary shop. Why go that route?

> Combining (4) and (2) seems most convenient for the users: they will
> have a single installer for all of Emacs (a convenience that goes beyond
> this thread), and they'll get notified on all platforms when GnuTLS is
> out of date.

Does that mean that my Emacs is going to automatically try to
establish a network connection without asking me? Or that I'm gonna be
asked every time?


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