Monthly Status Report (May 2021)

Richard Levitte levitte at
Fri Nov 12 11:32:18 UTC 2021

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

* Development:
  - FIPS module checksums: add scripts and Makefile rule
    (PR openssl/openssl#8871)
  - DOCS: Mention that libcrypto has helper functions for OSSL_PARAMs
    (PR openssl/openssl#15073)
  - APPS: Set a default passphrase UI for the "ec" command
    (PR openssl/openssl#15119)
  - Drop libimplementations.a
    (PR openssl/openssl#15171)
  - ASN1: Fix i2d_provided() return value
    (PR openssl/openssl#15277)
  - APPS: Make the cmp Mock server output the accept address and port
    (PR openssl/openssl#15281)
  - test/evp_extra_test2.c: Try EVP_PKEY_export() with a legacy RSA key
    (PR openssl/openssl#15292)
  - EVP: Modity EVP_PKEY_export() to handle legacy EVP_PKEYs
    (PR openssl/openssl#15293)
  -  Rework how a build file (Makefile, ...) is produced
    (PR openssl/openssl#15310)
  - Adapt building OpenSSL 3.0 for VMS
    (PR openssl/openssl#15317)
  - Disable loader_attic on VMS
    (PR openssl/openssl#15320)
  - Small fixes for VMS (SIZE_MAX in a couple more places, and strtoumax / strtoimax)
    (PR openssl/openssl#15366)
  - VMS: don't use app_malloc() in apps/lib/vms_decc_argv.c
    (PR openssl/openssl#15368)
  - Configurations/descrip.mms.tmpl: rework the inclusion hacks
    (PR openssl/openssl#15369)
  - PROV: Relegate most of the FIPS provider code to libfips.a
    (PR openssl/openssl#15370)
  - DOCS: Fixups of the migration guide and the FIPS module manual
    (PR openssl/openssl#15377)
  - VMS: Fix run of generic generator programs in descrip.mms.tmpl
    (PR openssl/openssl#15397)
  - Fix 'openssl req' to be able to use provided keytypes
    (PR openssl/openssl#15400)
  - DOCS: Don't mention internal functions in public documentation
    (PR openssl/openssl#15422)
  - Rework how providers/fipsmodule.cnf is produced, and have a separate test/fipsmodule.cnf
    (PR openssl/openssl#15436)
  - util/fix-doc-nits: Fix link detection in collectnames() to be kinder
    (PR openssl/openssl#15450)
  - Rearrange the check of providers/ dependencies
    (PR openssl/openssl#15514)
  - Add .asn1 dependencies for files generated from providers/common/der/*.in
    (PR openssl/openssl#15533)
* Web:
* Internal:
  - Worked on numerous details of the FIPS buildbot master
* Sysadm:
  - Updated some configurations for newer Ubuntu installations (18.04
    and 20.04)

Richard Levitte         levitte at
OpenSSL Project

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