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Re: Win32 GnuTLS DLL installer?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Win32 GnuTLS DLL installer?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:57:46 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:44:05 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:33:40 -0400
EZ> So whenever the current branch sees a new release, someone would have
EZ> to port it to Windows and provide the binaries?
>> I'd check for the binaries that are actually available, so it wouldn't
>> do anything other than saying "hey there's a new DLL you should run."

EZ> Available from where?  Surely, we won't want to recommend
EZ> security-related DLLs whose quality we cannot guarantee, would we?

As Phillip said,
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/emacs-25-x86_64-deps.zip and
whatever other locations on that server are appropriate. I think that's
the simplest, least surprising solution.

If we track a single ZIP file, then we may have to look inside for the
DLL version specifically. But maybe it's poassible to agree on
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/some-special-release-file.txt and
ask whoever builds the W32 binaries update it.

EZ> Bottom line, I'd really love to see someone volunteer to do this job
EZ> in a way that we could simply rely on them and point to their site (or
EZ> copy stuff from there to ELPA), but I'm not holding my breath, having
EZ> done that several times myself.  It's not an easy job, and requires
EZ> non-trivial investment of time and effort.

I understand your concerns. They apply equally to the rest of the W32
binaries and dependencies and I'm not ignoring them.

When a GitLab server is available, maybe we can set up a W32 build slave
to build and test these binaries.


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