On Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 10:32:34AM -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote: > Currently there has not been one technical argument that is valid to > have us include GNU TLS.
1) The normal freedom that not being tied down to a single product provides. The same reason somebody might build MySQL + PostgreSQL support into their product. It usually forces a generic abstraction to be used, which may be a long term investment into a better code base within PostgreSQL. 2) Documentation is much better in GNUTLS. When using OpenSSL, I find myself frequently referring to the source code itself, as the best documentation available is for the now-possibly-out-of-date SSLeay. 3) Due to various political agendas, and legal confusion, GNUTLS has been steadily growing in popularity. One day it may be that GNUTLS is better maintained and well known than OpenSSL, at which point it might be a practical choice to only support GNUTLS, and drop support for OpenSSL entirely. 4) GNUTLS development seems more active? OpenSSL has been in a frozen/mature state for a while. I don't understand why OpenSSL is still labelled as 0.9.x, which might indicate alpha quality, under heavy development. I don't find the reasons too compelling - but they are points to consider. Cheers, mark -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] __________________________ . . _ ._ . . .__ . . ._. .__ . . . .__ | Neighbourhood Coder |\/| |_| |_| |/ |_ |\/| | |_ | |/ |_ | | | | | | \ | \ |__ . | | .|. |__ |__ | \ |__ | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them... http://mark.mielke.cc/ ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 3: Have you checked our extensive FAQ? http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faq