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Re: Has the time come to drop NSS?

From: Jason Proctor via curl-library <>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 14:07:35 -0800

Not to say one way or the other on deprecating NSS support, but the NSPR
functions it calls do still have some documentation online --

PR_Recv() is documented here -

(spatialinc still uses NSPR)

On Thu, 27 Jan 2022 at 23:56, Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <> wrote:

> Hello,
> This morning we got a fresh issue [1] filed that involves the NSS library.
> When I started to investigate this I ran a few google searches for some of
> the
> invovled functions in NSS, such as PR_Recv, only to realize that there
> just is
> no documentation for this to be found online anymore - anywhere. At least
> my
> searches fell short. (Which made me file [2])
> This is not in itself an alarming situation for us right now, since we can
> still just use it like before, but to be this is a very clear sign that
> the
> NSS team doesn't even bother anymore. To me, this is a clear sign they've
> stopped caring and a message for us to reconsider if leaning on this leg
> is a
> good idea for our users. Going forward into the mist with no map is not
> the
> future I want.
> Is it time to drop support for NSS?
> I don't think any distribution is shipping curl build with NSS by default
> anymore. I know there still are users of it, like the issue that triggered
> me
> into this shows, but I think most users can be transitioned over to other
> backends.
> Maybe we should set a date, maybe late 2022 and if things are still as
> grim-looking in NSS-land as today we then say goodbye?
> [1] =
> [2] =
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Received on 2022-01-31