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Re: proposal: require GnuTLS 3.1.x (previous stable)

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: proposal: require GnuTLS 3.1.x (previous stable)
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:57:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> Conditionally supporting GnuTLS 2.6.6 is a pain because many functions
> were added since then. It complicates the code significantly today and
> for the future, possibly hiding bugs in the compatibility layers. We're
> already starting to see these compilation issues in the bug tracker and
> on emacs-devel and it would be nice to cut the cord now.

I think it'll be many years before there is a non-significant number of
gnutls 2.x users out there.  The current Debian Stable uses 2.12, and
the various LTS versions of the different GNU/Linux distributions will
remain on 2.x for a Long Time, I think.

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