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Re: using GnuTLS 3.x and certificate checks

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: using GnuTLS 3.x and certificate checks
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:20:09 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:24:39 -0400 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> wrote: 

TZ> I found that many platforms are still on GnuTLS 2.x.  Unfortunately I
TZ> think we should keep compatibility with 2.x for a while longer and make
TZ> the 3.x features optional.  I hate that ambiguity and testing is made
TZ> harder, but OTOH we would keep supporting many users.

TZ> Here's a simple patch that finds GnuTLS 3.x and sets HAVE_GNUTLS3.  In
TZ> that case we set the audit_log function; otherwise we keep
TZ> compatibility.  Note the configure message that GnuTLS 3.x is highly
TZ> recommended.

TZ> Let me know what you think and if I should be more forceful here.  If I
TZ> should keep the compatibility path I will also add a
TZ> `gnutls-library-version' string variable so ELisp code can use it and
TZ> start moving on the tasks listed in this thread.

Last chance to comment...  I will commit the change tomorrow if there
are no objections.


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