On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 5:02 AM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> Since v2.12.0, Git does not compile with versions of curl
> older than 7.19.4. That version of curl is about 8 years
> old. This means it may still be used in some distributions
> with long-running support periods. But the fact that we
> haven't received a single bug report about the compile-time
> breakage implies that nobody cares about building recent
> releases on such platforms.

I would not state it as bland, see how
https://public-inbox.org/git/20170806233850.14711-1-ava...@gmail.com/
came here to the mailing list.


> As discussed in the previous two commits, this cleans up the
> code and gives a more realistic signal to users about which
> versions of Git are actually tested (in particular, this
> moves us past the potential use-after-free issues with curl
> older than 7.17.0).

This is a good reason for this patch, though, so maybe just elide
the "nobody cares" part?

Thanks for these cleanups!

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