[Help-gnutls] Re: 1.2.9 release candidate
daniel at haxx.se
Tue Nov 1 12:07:27 CET 2005
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?)
> #define GNUTLS_CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FLAGS_LAST 32
> 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.
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