[Distutils] Announcement: TLSv1.2 will become mandatory in the future

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Tue Jan 10 15:02:28 EST 2017

> On Jan 10, 2017, at 3:01 PM, Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> wrote:
>> On 10 Jan 2017, at 14:24, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io <mailto:donald at stufft.io>> wrote:
>> […] Past that, macOS is going to be the
>> largest casualty since their system Python does not support TLSv1.2 yet in any
>> version of their OS.
> Not just the system Python on OSX, this also affects all Python.org <http://python.org/> installers for OSX except 3.6. The 3.6 installer is the first one that doesn’t use the system installation of OpenSSL.  Annoyingly with OpenSSL on OSX you have to options: either use an up-to-date release or have OpenSSL use the system CA trust store, but not both.  Sigh…
> I have no idea how may users use the Python.org <http://python.org/> installers on OSX, but this has the potential to affect a largish number of users on OSX including newbies (but far from all users on OSX, there’s also a sizeable population using Homebrew or Anaconda).
> Ronald

Ah yea I forgot those :( 

Donald Stufft

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