> On 06 Aug 2017, at 01:00, Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> 
> wrote:
> Dear Git users,
> It is my pleasure to announce that Git for Windows 2.14.0 is available from:

Thank you :-)

>  * It is now possible to switch between Secure Channel and OpenSSL for
>    Git's HTTPS transport by setting the http.sslBackend config
>    variable to "openssl" or "schannel"; This is now also the method
>    used by the installer (rather than copying libcurl-4.dll files
>    around).

Does anyone have a pros/cons list for this option? AFAIK OpenSSL is still
the default in the GfW installer and I wonder why. My gut feeling would be to 
go with the SSL implementation shipped with the OS. However, I don't have 
knowledge of either implementation to make an assessment.

On macOS Git uses the Apple Security Framework instead of OpenSSL by default.

- Lars

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