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Re: Konqueror does not work with international domain names



On Tuesday 13 April 2004 00:39, Chris Cheney wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 01:13:50PM +0200, Dominique Devriese wrote:
> > Kevin Krammer writes:
> > > Debian has a clear advantage with such problems, the highly
> > > appreciated effort to create a fine package granularity enables
> > > packagers to build alternative packages (one for feature disabled
> > > and one for enabled),
> >
> > I suppose you're talking about the various "-ssl" packages ?  As you
> > may have noticed, these are disappearing or have already disappeared
> > from Debian.  In general, these were always workarounds, and Debian
> > never really liked to have them.  AFAIK, the reason they were
> > necessary is so that not too much stuff should go into
> > non-free.
> >
> > Anyway, IMHO, there's no point in not having ssl support in kdelibs,
> > these days, just as there's no point in not having IDN support these
> > days, and upstream should just make both libs a hard dependency.
>
> Actually the problem with openssl is that it is, was, and always will be
> GPL incompatible. The only way to cleanly solve the linking issue is to
> use gnutls which is LGPL. The openssl issue is currently worked around
> due to how kde uses https, but if more things start linking to openssl
> it will be bad. It would be much better if KDE were converted to use
> gnutls at some time in the future.

That comes up regularily on kde-core-devel.
I think there were some issues with respect to the difference in test time of 
both libs and other things.

Cheers,
Kevin

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