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Month: November 2011

Re: KDE/TDE use of standard libraries (was Re: Kmailrc File Type.)

From: Nick Leverton <nick@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:30:33 +0000 (UTC)
In article <9e95e98f983d77f1ae79dd3604f89fa8.squirrel@...>,
Timothy Pearson <trinity-devel@...> wrote:
>> There are a number of places where KDE "does its own thing" although
>> standard and more modern libraries have come along since KDE was
>> developed.  SSL certificate management is another one, and one that
>> particularly concerns me in the light of the number of certificate
>> revocations lately.
>If a modern, widely-available and maintained library does a better job
>than an old (small) internal library in TDE, a bug report should be filed
>as a feature request to use the new library.
>Note that these bug reports may take a long time to resolve, depending on
>the size of the library to be replaced.

Thanks for the guidance, Timothy.  I realise something like changing
the SSL certificate handling would be quite a massive job, of course.
But libmagic might be do-able.  I'll have a look when time permits.

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