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

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Jan 10 15:01:37 EST 2017

> On 10 Jan 2017, at 14:24, Donald Stufft <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).

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