[Qgis-developer] SSL error on QGIS startup

Alessandro Pasotti apasotti at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 00:32:45 PDT 2015

2015-10-02 9:27 GMT+02:00 Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net>:

> On Fri, Oct 02, 2015 at 09:20:54AM +0200, Matthias Kuhn wrote:
> > The connection to google is made to download their rss javascript
> > library to display the news feed on the welcome page.
> >
> > I don't know why the certificate check fails.
> >
> > I would be in favor of removing this feed again since it has been
> > declassified to an easy-to-miss second tab anyway and lost its original
> > planned purpose as push message system.
> > Another approach if you'd like to keep it would be to ship the js
> > library with the QGIS application (possible license issues would still
> > have to be checked).
> If the js code is not free software, I'd not want it to be running
> in QGIS, even if downloaded dynamically. Besides, downloading it
> dinamically poses a big privacy issue; if I'm not mistaken the
> QGIS community itself decided NOT to have the clients ping the
> qgis website for this specific reason. And we have it ping google
> instead ?
> Whatever outside communication should be only enabled by the user,
thanks Sandro for pointing this out.

Alessandro Pasotti
w3:   www.itopen.it
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