> On 20 Nov 2016, at 19:53, brian m. carlson <sand...@crustytoothpaste.net>
> On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 04:18:16PM -0500, Mike Fisher wrote:
>> Refactor send_message() to remove dependency on deprecated
> As much as I hate to say this, I think this is going to cause
> compatibility problems. Net::SMTP is part of core Perl (as of v5.7.3),
> but the version you want to rely on (which you did not provide an
> explicit dependency on) is from October 2014.
> That basically means that no Perl on a Red Hat or CentOS system is going
> to provide that support, since RHEL 7 was released in June 2014.
> Providing an updated Git on those platforms would require replacing the
> system Perl or parts of it, which would be undesirable. This would
> affect Debian 7 as well.
> We currently support Perl 5.8 , so if you want to remove support for
> Net::SMTP::SSL, I'd recommend a solution that works with that version.
>  I personally believe we should drop support for Perl older than
> 5.10.1 (if not newer), but that's my opinion and it isn't shared by
> other list regulars.
> brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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Net::SMTP::SSL is marked as DEPRECATED on FreeBSD ports tree and will be
removed in 2017-03-31. When it happens users will not be able to run
git-send-email anymore. I’m considering to add Mike’s patch to FreeBSD ports
tree as an alternative but it would be good to have a official solution for
FreeBSD bug report can be found at