[Development] SSL Plans for Qt 5.6

Konstantin Ritt ritt.ks at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 19:38:03 CET 2015

2015-02-21 22:05 GMT+04:00 Richard Moore <rich at kde.org>:

> On 21 February 2015 at 17:34, Konstantin Ritt <ritt.ks at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2015-02-21 21:30 GMT+04:00 Richard Moore <rich at kde.org>:
>>> Here's an outline of stuff I'd like to see get done in the Qt 5.6 time
>>> frame:
>>> * Complete removal of openssl 0.9.8 support
>>> This has been unsupported for a while and was really only retained since
>>> it is the only version apple ship on OS X (though they don't actually
>>> recommend using it). Qt 5.5 introduces the new SecureTransport backend for
>>> SSL so there's now no good reason to continue having all the ifdefs.
>>> Openssl 0.9.8 will reach EOL in December anyway. In addition to removing
>>> the support from the sources, I suspect this will involve some changes to
>>> how the library is searched for when we use dlopen.
>> To me, it looks like a subject for 5.5. Why not?
> 5.5 is already feature frozen.

The SecureTransport backend has been already introduced - that's a feature,
a dep. library version bump is not :)
Well, IMO.

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