PokerTH orphaned

Ryan Rix ry at n.rix.si
Mon Aug 1 19:44:27 UTC 2011


On Mon 1 August 2011 19:43:37 Tomas Mraz wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-08-01 at 10:29 -0700, Ryan Rix wrote:
> > On Mon 1 August 2011 11:46:00 Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I've just orphaned PokerTH, since I'm trying to free myself some
> > > time
> > > and I don't use it myself.
> > > 
> > > PokerTH does not currently build on rawhide, since OpenSSL support
> > > has
> > > been dropped from GnuTLS a week ago (BZ #726697). Getting it to
> > > build
> > > again would then require building against OpenSSL (and asking
> > > upstream
> > > for a GPL license exception), or shipping a private copy of GnuTLS.
> > 
> > I picked up rawhide through F-14. If I cant get this building, I'll
> > orphan it again in a week's time.
> 
> Shipping a private copy of GnuTLS would have to get an exception I do
> not think such exception should/would be granted. I can only recommend
> you to look at the NSS OpenSSL compatibility support library and
> patching PokerTH to use it instead of the GnuTLS.

I've talked to a few people about this now, including some folks at PokerTH 
about it, and they're confused as to why this change is happening in GnuTLS at 
all, and your comment in the bug report did not seem to explain it to them; 
could you (or anyone) explain better why OpenSSL support in gnutls is a Bad 
Thing?

r

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