Monthly Status Report (April 2021)

Richard Levitte levitte at
Fri May 7 07:25:31 UTC 2021

Apart from normal business, such as normal reviews, OMC business,
normal system administration tasks, small fixes, etc., key activities
this month:

* Development:
  - Key generation in OpenSSL 3.0-dev is inflexible compared to OpenSSL 1.1.1
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14054)
  - [master] 'openssl enc' can't access ciphers that libcrypto doesn't know about
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14178)
  - [master] 'openssl dgst' can't access digests that libcrypto doesn't know about
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14179)
  - [not_yet_closed] [master] Allow the 'openssl enc' command to set a key length
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14180)
  - Resolve PKCS#7/CMS related backend hack
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14276)
  - Add OIDs among algorithm names + don't go via NIDs when fetching an algorithm from a ASN1_OBJECT
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14278)
  - Decoder implementations must be able to signal "please carry on" even if they can't decode the input
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14423)
  - Add OIDs among algorithm names + don't go via NIDs when fetching an algorithm from a ASN1_OBJECT
    (PR openssl/openssl#14498)
  - Add a description field to OSSL_ALGORITHM and use that as "long name" for provider implemented algos
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14514)
  - [not_yet_closed] Should we change the suffix of the resulting file name for modules on MacOS X, in 3.0?
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14602)
  - Add OSSL_ALGORITHM description field + API to use them
    (PR openssl/openssl#14656)
  - [not_yet_closed] Add more error recording in provider code
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14745)
  - Github workflows: re-implement a no-shared build
    (PR openssl/openssl#14753)
  - Refactor CPUID code, take 2
    (PR openssl/openssl#14755)
  - test/recipes/02-test_errstr.t: Do not test negative system error codes
    (PR openssl/openssl#14779)
  - ENCODER & DECODER: Allow decoder implementations to specify "carry on"
    (PR openssl/openssl#14834)
  - ASN1: Ensure that d2i_ASN1_OBJECT() frees the strings on ASN1_OBJECT reuse
    (PR openssl/openssl#14938)
  - Makefile in master removes possible current release tarball
    (Issue openssl/openssl#14981)
  - Don't remove $(TARFILE) when cleaning
    (PR openssl/openssl#14985)
  - Windows bulding: Make dependency generation not quite as talkative
    (PR openssl/openssl#15006)
  - crypto/store/ossl_result.c: Better filtering of errors
    (PR openssl/openssl#15008)
  - STORE: Fix the repeated prompting of passphrase
    (PR openssl/openssl#15064)
  - STORE: Use the 'expect' param to limit the amount of decoders used
    (PR openssl/openssl#15066)
  - [not_yet_closed] Unix: link with libraries by direct file name
    (Issue openssl/openssl#15083)
* Web:
  - bin/mk-latest: Make the adapation for the OpenSSL 3.0 version scheme work
    (PR openssl/web#232)
  - Makefile: Add FUTURESERIES, for series that have no final release yet
    (PR openssl/web#233)
  - Reorder the old source directory list in source/old/
    (PR openssl/web#236)
* Internal:
  - release-tools: Separate docs from docs
    (dir internal/tools) [9d9c86fe443afcb8a13a8ae40b91674a6afefcd3]
* Sysadm:
  - Add new instruction on how to extend GHE storage space
    (dir admin/admin) [4d95719e6fef8bc50f20ad7dc0dfad89e0e9eb0d]

Richard Levitte         levitte at
OpenSSL Project

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