[Pidgin] #16222: Consider dropping support for either gnutls or libnss

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Sun May 4 18:37:13 EDT 2014

#16222: Consider dropping support for either gnutls or libnss
 Reporter:  MarkDoliner                          |       Owner:  EionRobb
     Type:  task                                 |      Status:  new
Milestone:  3.0.0                                |   Component:
  Version:  2.10.9                               |  unclassified
 Keywords:  tls ssl nss libnss gnutls            |  Resolution:
  certificate certificates x509                  |

Comment (by MarkDoliner):

 > we'd have no workaround if there was a fault or security issue in a
 particular library.

 This isn't something we should be worrying about. If there's a bug in the
 library then we should fix the library. We should not work around problems
 by telling everyone to recompile against a different library.

 > using the system/UI's own SSL libs should help reduce the number of
 external dependencies needed.

 This is maybe true for Adium and openssl. Are there system/UIs that use
 only gnutls or only libnss?

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16222#comment:3>
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