[Interest] Qt 5.9 and OpenSSL 1.1?

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Wed Mar 20 19:30:56 CET 2019



20.03.2019, 21:17, "René J. V. Bertin" <rjvbertin at gmail.com>:
>>  Which distribution already stopped shipping OpenSSL 1.0?
>
> See my other email: for now this is for MacPorts, but I'm guessing Qt may not
> want to depend only on an OpenSSL variant that's EOL.
>
> Moving to 5.10 may be relatively trivial on Linux but not on Mac, if you want to
> keep supporting OS versions that don't run 5.10 .
>
> Judging from the commit, OSSL 1.1 support was added to the dev branch almost
> exactly TWO years ago. I can't remember when 5.9 came out but it must not have
> been older than the "current" version back then. Why on earth was this change
> never cherry-picked to the 5.9 branch?!

Because it is a major rewrite of QtNetwork code interfacing with OpenSSL. Such change
cannot go to LTS branch [1]

[1] http://quips-qt-io.herokuapp.com/quip-0005.html

> It's not like it introduces all kinds of
> hot new features, and if I understand correctly this kind of change to the OSSL
> backend should be completely transparent for dependent software?
>
> R.
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Konstantin



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