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Re: [GNUnet-developers] 14/14: gnu: gnurl: Add HTTP/2 support.

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] 14/14: gnu: gnurl: Add HTTP/2 support.
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:59:10 +0100
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On 02/24/2018 10:43 PM, ng0 wrote:
> Marius Bakke transcribed 1.6K bytes:
>> Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <address@hidden> writes:
>>> nckx pushed a commit to branch core-updates
>>> in repository guix.
>>> +             ("nghttp2" ,nghttp2 "lib")
>> As far as I can tell, we don't have an nghttp2 package yet :-)
> Why? I don't even intend to support http/2 with gnURL.
> gnURL is not cURL. Are there any reasons why this should be build in?

Well, the idea of Gnurl was to be reasonably minimal and to avoid the
kitchen-sink dependencies (and unpredictability wrt SSL support) of the
original Curl. I personally don't see a need for http/2 at this point
(bad), especially as it adds additional dependencies (very bad) and
would not be available equally on all systems Gnurl runs on (very very bad).

My recommendation remains that Curl should be modified to dlopen()
extensions/plugins to load protocol/TLS-support extensions on-demand.
Until that happens, my view is that we should be very, very conservative
in terms of features we add to avoid creating another kitchen-sink. For
those with kitchen-sink requirements, there is always Curl...

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