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[Help-gnutls] Re: 1.2.9 release candidate

From: Daniel Stenberg
Subject: [Help-gnutls] Re: 1.2.9 release candidate
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 12:07:27 +0100 (CET)

On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, Simon Josefsson wrote:

My experience has been that it is more reliable to test for features rather than version numbers, even if it takes a few more line of codes to do so.

Then we have different views on this.

(The preprocessor check also works on _all_ platforms, and thus isn't limited to those which can run configure. Possibly this is a moot point in this case, as possibly GnuTLS doesn't build in such environments?)


Does this solve your concern?  Did you have a better solution in mind?

That solves it and is perfect. Thanks!

If you don't want to add specific feature checks, you could always require the earliest version of the GnuTLS library that you know support everything you need, e.g.:

        AM_PATH_LIBGNUTLS(1.2.9, starttls=yes, starttls=no)

In my experience, the majority of all users will continue using out-dated versions (very often they simply remain with the version that comes with their Linux distro). Setting up strict requirements on "3rd party libraries" will only cause me grief.

         -=- Daniel Stenberg -=- -=-
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