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Re: NSS and gskit are getting the axe

From: Patrick Monnerat via curl-library <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2023 16:50:13 +0200

On 7/18/23 16:37, Calvin Buckley via curl-library wrote:
> I don’t have the time to become a curl maintainer, but I do have time
> every so often to check if GSKit and curl in general are working on i.
> Consider that a “don’t delete GSKit just yet.” NSS though?

I have made some local changes to gskit, in hope to save it form
deprecation (modernize, TLS 1.3, ALPN).

It compiles fine, but unfortunately I can't test it as the certificate
store access is denied on pub400. This is why I did not submit a PR for
it yet.

I you or someone else in the OS400 community volunteers for testing, I
can publish it.

Else I'm still in hope I can get the certificate store unblocked...


>> On Jul 18, 2023, at 8:41 AM, Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have not received any loud complaints recently even after having repeatedly mentioned that this is going to happen in August 2023, so we now have two PRs pending:
>> Remove NSS [1] and Remove gskit [2]
>> Both backends are used sparesly in modern curl. In addition, the gskit one suffers badly from no tests/CI jobs.
>> In total these two changes remove some 5,000 lines of code and docs.
>> [1] =
>> [2] =
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Received on 2023-07-18