[openssl-project] A proposal for an updated OpenSSL version scheme (v2)

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Fri Sep 21 16:29:43 UTC 2018

> On Sep 21, 2018, at 12:14 PM, Matt Caswell <matt at openssl.org> wrote:
> I support Richard's proposal with an epoch of 1.
> Grudgingly I would accept an epoch in the 3-8 range.
> I would oppose an epoch of 2.

I can live with that, though it might mean that a minority of
applications will interpret (based on obsolete nibble extraction)
that OpenSSL 2.0.0 (0x1020000FUL) is actually OpenSSL 1.2.0, but
that's probably harmless.  It does mean we might never reclaim the
version numbers with 0x2 for the high nibble.


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