[openssl-project] A proposal for an updated OpenSSL version scheme (v2)
openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Fri Sep 21 21:23:35 UTC 2018
> On Sep 21, 2018, at 4:55 PM, Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org> wrote:
> I think we need to get rid of OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER.
Absolutely not. That's the one thing we must keep, and keep monotone
so that applications continue to compile and build.
Sure we need to communicate our ABI/API stability policies, and publish
release numbers and all that, but the API must provide a sensible
backwards compatible macro for testing whether the compile-time
version exceeds various threshold values.
We should also provide various helper macros, but NOT remove the
legacy encoded number. That's a non-starter.
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