Update on KIO & KSSL

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Sep 4 19:10:43 BST 2007

Allen Winter wrote:
>On Tuesday 24 July 2007 9:22:57 am Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> Will Stephenson wrote:
>> >On Monday 23 July 2007, Thiago Macieira said:
>> >> And about KSSL: someone has to work on it. I said I'd do it, but I
>> >> still have not found the will to start working on it. I do have the
>> >> will to work on KIO::Job though.
>> >
>> >I don't have the skills to do it, but maybe I can help you find the
>> > will to work on it (where there's a Will, there's a way, boom boom).
>> >  My porting of everything Groupwise is blocked on KSSL.  You were
>> > planning (coming out of the QCA/smartcard discussion) to port to
>> > QSSLSocket. What else did you have in mind for KSSL besides
>> > cleanups?
>> Complete overhaul.
>> That is, the new API has to be written. Currently there is no SSL
>> support at all outside libkio. The support inside is there only
>> because we can't disable https.
>This is becoming a major impediment to further progress on KMail.
>What can we do to get KSSL development up and running?

Unfortunately, the answer is "find someone to do it". I don't have time 
right now to write a complete API.

The best I can do is QSslSocket. So, if someone thinks QSslSocket is 
inadequate, do something better, now.

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