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bug#27658: 26.0.50; response parsing hangs when using tls.el and gnutls-


From: Richard Copley
Subject: bug#27658: 26.0.50; response parsing hangs when using tls.el and gnutls-cli.exe on Windows
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:10:17 +0100

tags 27658 wontfix
close 27658
thank you

On 12 July 2017 at 01:17,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Richard Copley <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Ensure Emacs is using "gnutls-cli.exe" instead of "libgnutls-30.dll"
>> by (a) removing the DLL from your path or (b) configuring Emacs with
>> the "--without-gnutls" configure option.
>
> In https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=23759#8 Eli said:
>
>     TLS connections on MS-Windows are supported via the GnuTLS library.
>     External TLS programs will never work correctly on Windows, since
>     they use signals to communicate with Emacs.  So there's little sense
>     in fixing this issue, because the result will not work anyway.
>

I see, thank you.
That's a lot of hours I'll never get back. No big deal! But a little comment
near the top of "tls.el", or somewhere, to let people know not to bother,
would be nice.





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