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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Serious bug: Random.org - Important Request for Comments

From: Michael Petch
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Serious bug: Random.org - Important Request for Comments
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:21:56 -0700
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On 2015-01-13 1:11 PM, Dan Fandrich wrote:
> An end
> user compiling his own gnubg doesn't even need to concern himself with the
> license of the SSL library (as long as he doesn't redistribute the code) while
> packagers can choose one of a number of SSL back-ends compatible with
> distribution.

Please read what I said " It primarily has
to do with RELEASING BINARIES that use OpenSSL for TLS on the back end
when linked with GPL code"

The problem is that GNUbg does official binary builds for Windows and
OS/X. So this issue directly impacts our production of binaries. I am
well aware that the issue isn't one that concerns those who build from
source themselves.

The MingW environment I use doesn't even have GnuTLS as a package. So I
happened to build Nettle (and had libgmp installed) and wouldn't you
know it the GNUtls build fails (and apparently I'm not alone with that

So I'll have to find a back end that actually will work under MingW. It
just so happens that OpenSSL just works on Msys/Mingw which is why it
would have been convenient.

As for Macports which we use on OS/X I have already confirmed that one
can build a gnutls variant.

Michael Petch
GNU Backgammon Maintainer / Developer
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