matt at openssl.org
Fri Feb 14 09:37:33 UTC 2020
On 14/02/2020 02:30, Dr Paul Dale wrote:
> There is some pushback against the deprecations going on in various PRs.
I've not followed all of the PRs. Can you point at some specific
comments you've received pushing back on this?
> The plan has always been to deprecate engines in 3.0 and removing
> support for them 5+ years later. Originally, the path was to have
> included an engine provider that could load engines and make them appear
> to be a provider. After a fair amount of investigation, this was deemed
> to be too difficult in the 3.0 time frame.
> Do we still want to deprecate engines in 3.0?
> Should we defer until 4.0 instead?
> The main benefits seem to boil down to continuing to support existing
> engines vs removing the legacy code paths and switching to the provider
> Dr Paul Dale | Distinguished Architect | Cryptographic Foundations
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