[openssl-users] Backward compatibility for openSSL letter releases (openSSL 1.0.2 x)

Michael Richardson mcr at sandelman.ca
Tue Oct 9 12:38:12 UTC 2018

Satish Lvr <satish.lvr at gmail.com> wrote:
    > Can we assume that backward compatibility would be maintained between letter
    > releases of a version such as openSSL 1.0.2 (Eg: between openSSL 1.0.2a and
    > openSSL 1.0.2p) unless there is security bug fix ?

If one breaks backward (ABI) compatibility for a security bug fix, then
the old code needs to be recompiled, so you can't fix the bug with an update to
the .so.

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