[Help-gnutls] windows startup still slow -- what to do?

Evan Martin martine at danga.com
Mon Sep 17 07:19:31 CEST 2007

I've been [reluctantly] porting some software from Linux to Windows
and I was happy to discover that GnuTLS had a nice Windows installer.
After getting things mostly working, I started looking into why
startup was so slow and discovered that gnutls_global_init() takes
maybe five seconds to run on this machine.  (Laptop, "Core Duo T2400 @
1.83GHz" says the System control panel.)

I've read over the old threads on this phenomenon, so I appreciate
that the problem is at least known.  My questions are:

- Is this something that's likely to be ever fixed?  If so, can I help out?

- Otherwise, what's the best way to temporarily work around this?
(http://josefsson.org/gnutls4win/ links to
http://www.securitypunk.com/libgcrypt/ but that site appears to be
down.)  I suppose I can deal with a very slow startup on Windows with
the final release, but while I'm debugging it's killing me to have to
wait each time I run...

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