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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: proposal: require GnuTLS 3.1.x (previous stable)
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:31:31 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> "Whether you need to support gnutls 2.12.x is up to you.  However, I note
> that this version is totally unsupported, if it is broken or has a
> critical bug you are on your own."

Emacs doesn't use GnuTLS, the end-user does.  I don't think it's Emacs's
role to coerce the user into upgrading her libgnutls.

> I hope that helps clarify things and perhaps convince you and others
> that we should stop supporting GnuTLS 2.6.6 (the current minimum) or any
> other 2.x GnuTLS release with Emacs 25.

No, I still think the burden of supporting 2.6.6 is currently smaller
than the cost of not supporting it.


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