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Re: [Pkg-julia-devel] Linking libgit2 to OpenSSL

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:45:18PM -0400, Peter Colberg wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 05:21:59PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 07:49:07PM -0400, Peter Colberg wrote:
> > > The julia maintainers have proposed to libgit2 upstream to support
> > > mbedTLS [1] as an alternative. That is a long-term solution however
> > > that will take another year to ship in the form of julia 0.6.0.
> > 
> > I don't think it'd take a year to do this.  If libgit2 upstream added
> > support for a new TLS transport, I'd be happy to help get the new
> > upstream version of libgit2 packaged for Debian right away.  I already
> > need the latest upstream version for another project.
> My estimate was based on this comment [1], which refers to a solution
> using MbedTLS as a custom TLS stream with libgit2 [2, 3]. This was(?)
> planned for julia 0.6.0, which could indeed take a year until release.
> Transparently supporting MbedTLS in upstream libgit2 [4] seems a much
> better solution and will work with julia 0.5.0 out of the box. Thanks
> for advocating this proposal to the upstream maintainer.

If you're interested in that approach, it would probably help to
download and test the patches, and perhaps clean them up a bit.

- Josh Triplett

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