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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:

>> >>  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.
>> ... 
>> Yeah, but "http.sslBackend can be used to choose betnween OpenSSL
>> and Scure Channel" applies only to Windows ...
> ...
>> > 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
>> topic.

How's this?

    On platforms with recent cURL library, http.sslBackend configuration
    variable can be used to choose different SSL backend at runtime.
    The Windows port uses this mechanism to switch between OpenSSL and
    Secure Channel while talking over the HTTPS protocol.