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

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Fri Sep 21 16:35:46 UTC 2018

On 21/09/18 17:29, Viktor Dukhovni wrote:
>> 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.

I'd further add that I don't think we should change the version number
until we have agreement on the stability principles:



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