[openssl-users] Programmatically determine latest versions
matt at openssl.org
Fri Oct 14 16:01:58 UTC 2016
On 14/10/16 16:48, David Turner wrote:
> Is there a straightforward way to programmatically determine the
> current set of latest released versions of OpenSSL?
> The context is that we perform automatic security audits of some of
> our systems and one of the tickboxes is "uses the latest version of
> OpenSSL". At the moment we check the website (and some mirrors) and
> do a bit of munging of HTML to try and extract the latest version
> number, but this is not terribly pleasant. It would be awesome if
> there were a JSON document (or similar) that contained roughly the
> same information as the HTML table at
> https://www.openssl.org/source/. Is there such a document? For
> instance, is the list of tags in Github appropriately reliable?
Yes - I'd suggest git tags would be your best bet. We have no plans to
alter the format and our release scripts automatically generate the
tags, so they should always be there.
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