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

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: proposal: require GnuTLS 3.1.x (previous stable)
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:52:32 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:42:37 -0500 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

SM> We usually consider it OK to drop support for things that are "older
SM> than Debian stable" or thereabout.  But usually it depends a lot on the
SM> cost of maintaining this backward compatibility.  In this case, the cost
SM> seems to be very reasonable, so I see no reason to drop support for
SM> GnuTLS2 at this stage.  Those tradeoffs change over time, so by Emacs-26
SM> it's quite likely that we'll get rid of GnuTLS2 support, indeed.

OK, so let's reevaluate then.  For now we'll continue supporting the 2.x
versions we do now.  It would be extremely helpful to have an easy way
to test Emacs compilation and functionality with ERT, perhaps in a
Vagrantfile or in Hydra or Travis or whatever.


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