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Re: Win32 GnuTLS DLL installer?

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Win32 GnuTLS DLL installer?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:16:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:57:46 -0400
>> 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.
> It may be the simplest, but are they good enough for a dedicated,
> security-related package?  I'm not sure.  E.g., do the MSYS2 people,
> who produce the DLLs which Phillip repackages, habitually run the test
> suite of those DLLs, and investigate every failure?

Given that these are the DLLs than any user of Emacs is likely to update
their libgnutls from anyway, then this doesn't strike me as a major
problem. I mean, it's as good a solution as any.


>> When a GitLab server is available, maybe we can set up a W32 build slave
>> to build and test these binaries.
> That'd be good progress, but someone will still have to review the
> failures in the optional libraries and fix them.  The upstream
> developers only do that for GNU/Linux builds.

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