[rtmpdump] [PATCH] Add support for building with gnutls with nettle as backend

Martin Storsjö martin at martin.st
Mon Feb 27 09:49:22 CET 2012

On Sun, 26 Feb 2012, Howard Chu wrote:

> Since gcrypt is an utter disaster, and gnutls is using nettle as the default 
> backend now, we could just use nettle and drop gcrypt.

Yes, that's also totally ok with me.

As I wrote earlier, this is still missing some verification of the swfhash 
codepaths, I think I've got the rest of it tested already. Once someone 
with access to test urls that actually require the swfhash stuff has 
verified it, please go ahead.

> Of course, gnutls itself is also an utter disaster, with API/ABI 
> compatibility breakages every few months. I really don't see the value in 
> supporting gnutls any further at all. If you want a comprehensive crypto 
> library that works, use OpenSSL. If you want a GPL'd crypto library that 
> works, use PolarSSL. We don't need to support every flavor-of-the-month 
> science project, we only need to support code that's actually usable.

I'd still vote for keeping it - for many of my use cases, GPL isn't an 

// Martin

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