As of r18250 the call to visit https://sourceforge.net/p/kolmafia/c...Constants.java to get version information (to check point releases) has been commented out. It was failing (handshake failure, suggesting an untrusted certificate) and a side effect of the failure was that the fix to allow file_to_map to handle https:// did not work. (Note that is is possible the point release update check has not worked since 2013 since that is when the change was made from http:// to https://).
See http://kolmafia.us/showthread.php?22...https-handling for additional discussion.
I was unable to figure out why this failure had side effects that effected file_to_map. I did not want to disable security checking or distribute a certificate with KoLmafia (the only suggestions I could find to deal with the handshake error) without input from others. It could also be argued that point release checking could be declared obsolete, but again, that is not a decision I feel like making unilaterally. Hence this report.