Let's drop support for NSS!

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 13:49:49 EDT 2014

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Elliott Sales de Andrade
> <quantum.analyst at gmail.com> wrote:
> > That being said, I wonder why we can't just use the TLS support in GLib?
> > Do we just not depend on a new enough version? Does it not provide
> > everything we need?
> I didn't even know GLib HAD TLS support until now. Is this it?
> https://developer.gnome.org/gio/stable/tls.html
> Looks like it was added in 2.28. Our master branch currently requires
> GLib 2.20.0. So, not too far off. At the rate we're moving with 3.0.0
> it might be fine for us to bump our requirement to 2.28.
> I haven't looked at the API at all. I'd be happy if we're able to use
> that and it provides everything we need and works well and seems
> secure. Then we could drop our NSS code AND our GnuTLS code. And
> assuming the GLib TLS stuff works on OS X and MS Windows then we might
> not even need our SSL stuff to be pluginizable. Would certainly make
> things simpler.
I agree with Mark. It is clear that we don't have that much developer time,
the less code we have, the better, specially if we can get the
functionality from a dependency we already have.

And as you may know, I am always in favor of bumping glib's requirement. =)


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