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


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#27658: 26.0.50; response parsing hangs when using tls.el and gnutls-cli.exe on Windows
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:09:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Copley <address@hidden> writes:

>>
>> 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.

Hmm, and I see that #15905 was closed as wontfix too, so it's basically
unsupported at this point even on GNU/Linux platforms.  We should mark
it as obsolete at least, if not remove it entirely.






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