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Re: Win32 GnuTLS DLL installer?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Win32 GnuTLS DLL installer?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:28:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:15:33 -0000 "Phillip Lord" <address@hidden> wrote: 

PL> On Wed, September 20, 2017 4:08 pm, Ted Zlatanov wrote:
>> It would be nice to have a Win32 installer for Emacs that downloaded the
>> GnuTLS DLLs.
>> Or maybe they can be packaged with the Win32 binaries. I don't know the
>> best solution.

PL> They are in https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/emacs-25-x86_64-deps.zip.

PL> For emacs-26, I hope to start releasing two sets of zip files -- "emacs"
PL> and "emacs-with-deps". The later will mean that you won't need to take two
PL> packages, just unzip and go.

PL> Actually, this will mean 4 packages -- 32 and 64 bit. Oh dear.

Please do. Thank you.

(A possible use case for the security-patches package/repo/mechanism
could be to check the DLL version and notify the user if it's outdated.
I don't know if this is possible or built-in in W32 but it seems to be
the responsibility of the software that installs the DLL.)


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