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Re: Emacs master, security concernes, ms-windows

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Emacs master, security concernes, ms-windows
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:20:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Fabrice Popineau <address@hidden> writes:

> At the moment, any libpng.dll (for example) on the PATH can be loaded by
> emacs.
> With this restriction, only the one provided with an emacs package will be.
> I came to 'fix' this because I am using the Anaconda Python distribution
> which also
> provides its own set of dlls. At some point I got a failure because their
> dlls got loaded,
> instead of the mingw64 ones.

I suffered a similar problem on the past.

The real concern about this patch is that it raises quite a bit the
minimum supported OS version, which is a big no-no, AFAIK.

Although I'm not sure what happens if you pass an unsupported flag to

It is possible to implement your idea by using explicit paths.

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