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Re: js/mingw-http-ssl, was Re: What's cooking in git.git (Oct 2018, #05; Fri, 26)

Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx> writes:

> Hi Junio,
> On Fri, 26 Oct 2018, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> * js/mingw-http-ssl (2018-10-26) 3 commits
>>   (merged to 'next' on 2018-10-26 at 318e82e101)
>>  + http: when using Secure Channel, ignore sslCAInfo by default
>>  + http: add support for disabling SSL revocation checks in cURL
>>  + http: add support for selecting SSL backends at runtime
>>  (this branch is used by jc/http-curlver-warnings.)
>>  On Windows with recent enough cURL library, the configuration
>>  variable http.sslBackend can be used to choose between OpenSSL and
>>  Secure Channel at runtime as the SSL backend while talking over
>>  the HTTPS protocol.
> Just a quick clarification: the http.sslBackend feature is in no way
> Windows-only.  Sure, it was championed there, and sure, we had the first
> multi-ssl-capable libcurl, but this feature applies to all libcurl
> versions that are built with multiple SSL/TLS backends.

Yeah, but "http.sslBackend can be used to choose betnween OpenSSL
and Scure Channel" applies only to Windows (especially the "between
A and B" part, when B is Windows only), right?  I had a hard time
coming up with a phrasing to summarize what the immediate merit
users would get from the topic in a simple paragraph.

> The two patches on top are Windows-only, of course, as they really apply
> only to the Secure Channel backend (which *is* Windows-only).

Yes, that is why the summary for the topic as a whole focuses on
Windows, as that is the primary audience who would benefit from the