mailwatch-plugin and SSL
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sun May 27 23:45:59 CEST 2007
On Sun, 27 May 2007 23:05:37 +0200 Landry Breuil wrote:
> Will there be a new release for mailwatch-plugin ? I've seen there
> has been a reorganisation(libmailwatch)
For which the corresponding commit message says:
"this reorg is totally unnecessary, but i did it anyway because i felt
Clearly, it alone doesn't warrant a release.
> and various fixes a long time ago,
Not really. I see maybe one bugfix that's more severe than 'trivial'.
> but as brian is busy on lots of things, i'm wondering where this
> plugin is on his TODO-pile :)
I haven't been planning a new release because there hasn't really
been a need. There are some known problems (like partial responses
being received from servers) that don't have fixes and will likely
require a bit of work.
> I've seen too that GNUTLS 1.2.0 was mandatory for STARTTLS/SSL
> support, and, quoting brian in the changelog, "hopefully i'll be able
> to make this optional later".. is it still in the plan ? We only have
> gnutls 1.0.25 on OpenBSD (yeah, lame, i know..), so i can't make the
> port for the plugin with SSL-enabled parts.. sad.
Have you tried changing the version check in configure to allow use of
gnutls 1.0.x? I don't know if they're API-compatible; when I wrote
mailwatch's SSL support, I had 1.2 installed, so I depended on the
oldest version I felt like testing with. If it does compile, please
make sure it actually works with SSL-enabled IMAP or POP3 servers, and
submit a patch to change the version requirement to that which you
Otherwise, you can at least just not compile with SSL support.
> Reading the code, i
> suppose it won't be simple to replace GNUTLS with OpenSSL...
OpenSSL is not GPL-compatible. If I were to add support for another
crypto library, it would be Mozilla NSS. I have no immediate plans to
do so, however.
> Btw, 1.0.1 release works fine here otherwise, some plans to make it
> interact with notification-daemon would be great :)
IMO, we need *fewer* annoying popups on the desktop, not more.
 See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html
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