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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 16:18:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:52:32 -0500 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> wrote: 

TZ> 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.

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

FWIW, I just got a note about this on gnutls-devel that strongly
suggests supporting GnuTLS 3.x only:


I don't know if it changes anyone's mind :)


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