Add docs for X509_get_ext_d2i() function.
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2   OpenSSL STATUS                           Last modified at
3   ______________                           $Date: 2000/09/19 16:14:47 $
4
5   DEVELOPMENT STATE
6
7     o  OpenSSL 0.9.6:  Under development (in release cycle)...
8                        Proposed release date September 24, 2000
9                        0.9.6-beta1 is available:
10                         OpenBSD-x86 2.7                 - failed
11                                 ftime not supported [FIXED]
12                         hpux-parisc-cc 10.20            - passed
13                         hpux-parisc-gcc 10.20           - passed
14                         hpux-parisc-gcc 11.00           - passed
15                         hpux-gcc                        - passed
16                         hpux-brokengcc                  - failed
17                                 BN_sqr fails in test
18                         linux-elf                       - passed
19                         linux-sparcv7                   - passed
20                         linux-ppc                       - passed
21                         Solaris [engine]                - failed
22                                 speed cswift gives odd errors [FIXED]
23                         solaris-sparcv8-gcc             - passed
24                         solaris-sparcv9-gcc             - passed
25                         solaris-sparcv9-cc              - passed
26                         solaris64-sparcv9-cc            - passed
27                         sco5-gcc                        - passed
28                         sco5-cc                         - passed
29                         FreeBSD                         - passed
30                         Win32 VC++                      - failed
31                                 PCURSORINFO not defined unless Win2000 [FIXED]
32                                 RAND_poll() problem on Win2000 [FIXED]
33                                 DSO method always DSO_METHOD_null [FIXED]
34                         CygWin32                        - test failed
35                         MingW32                         - failed
36                                 thelp32.h
37                         aix-gcc (AIX 4.3.2)             - passed
38                         VMS/Alpha                       - failed
39                                 Some things were missing [FIXED]
40                        0.9.6-beta2 is available:
41                         linux/openbsd (all platforms?)          - mod_exp bug
42                         sunos-gcc                               - passed
43                         aix-gcc                                 - passed
44                         Win32 w/ VC6 or Mingw32                 - failed
45                                 RAND_poll(), a few uninitialised vars [FIXED]
46                                 RAND_poll() should used LoadLibrary instead of
47                                         GetModuleHandle [FIXED]
48                                 Major compilation problem with VC6 on NT.
49                                         [FIXED]
50                                 Mingw32 says "175: parse error before `DWORD'"
51                                         [FIXED?]
52                         Win32 w/ CygWin                         - success?
53                         VMS/Alpha 7.1 (CPQ C 5.6-003, TCP/IP 5.0) - success
54                                 Just a small warning in dso_vms.c [FIXED]
55                         VMS/Alpha 7.2-1 (CPQ 5.6-003, TCP/IP 5.0A) - success
56                         VMS/VAX 7.2-1 (CPQ 5.2-003, TCP/IP 5.0) - success
57                         hpux-parisc-cc (HP-UX B.11.00)          - success
58                         hpux-parisc2-cc (11.00)                 - success
59                         hpux64-parisc2-cc (11.00)               - success
60                         hpux-parisc1_1-cc (11.00)               - success
61                         hpux-parisc-cc (10.20 w/ -ldld)         - success
62                         hpux-parisc-gcc (10.20 w/ -ldld)        - success
63                         hpux-parisc-cc [engine] (10.20 w/ -ldld)- success
64                         hpux-parisc-gcc [endine] (10.20 w/ -ldld)- success
65                                 All hpux 10.20 targets succeeded provided -ldl
66                                         has been changed to -ldld.
67                         solaris-sparcv9-gcc (2.6/ultra5)        - success
68                         solaris-sparcv9-cc (SunOS 5.7 SC3.0)    - failed
69                                 Complaints about a number of -x parameters to
70                                         the compiler and failed to compile an
71                                         assembler file.  Maybe a too old
72                                         compiler?
73                         FreeBSD (2.2.5-RELEASE)                 - success
74                         alpha-cc [engine] (OSF1 5.0A)           - success
75                         irix-mips3-cc [engine] (Irix 6.2)       - success
76                                 One has to do the same as for OpenBSD in
77                                         speed.c [FIXED]
78     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5a: Released on April     1st, 2000
79     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5:  Released on February 28th, 2000
80     o  OpenSSL 0.9.4:  Released on August   09th, 1999
81     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3a: Released on May      29th, 1999
82     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3:  Released on May      25th, 1999
83     o  OpenSSL 0.9.2b: Released on March    22th, 1999
84     o  OpenSSL 0.9.1c: Released on December 23th, 1998
85
86   RELEASE SHOWSTOPPERS
87
88   AVAILABLE PATCHES
89
90     o CA.pl patch (Damien Miller)
91
92   IN PROGRESS
93
94     o Steve is currently working on (in no particular order):
95         ASN1 code redesign, butchery, replacement.
96         EVP cipher enhancement.
97         Proper (or at least usable) certificate chain verification.
98         Private key, certificate and CRL API and implementation.
99         Developing and bugfixing PKCS#7 (S/MIME code).
100         Various X509 issues: character sets, certificate request extensions.
101     o Geoff and Richard are currently working on:
102         ENGINE (the new code that gives hardware support among others).
103     o Richard is currently working on:
104         UTIL (a new set of library functions to support some higher level
105               functionality that is currently missing).
106         Dynamic thread-lock support.
107         Shared library support for VMS.
108
109   NEEDS PATCH
110
111     o  non-blocking socket on AIX
112     o  $(PERL) in */Makefile.ssl
113     o  "Sign the certificate?" - "n" creates empty certificate file
114
115   OPEN ISSUES
116
117     o internal_verify doesn't know about X509.v3 (basicConstraints
118       CA flag ...)
119
120     o  The Makefile hierarchy and build mechanism is still not a round thing:
121
122        1. The config vs. Configure scripts
123           It's the same nasty situation as for Apache with APACI vs.
124           src/Configure. It confuses.
125           Suggestion: Merge Configure and config into a single configure
126                       script with a Autoconf style interface ;-) and remove
127                       Configure and config. Or even let us use GNU Autoconf
128                       itself. Then we can avoid a lot of those platform checks
129                       which are currently in Configure.
130
131     o  Support for Shared Libraries has to be added at least
132        for the major Unix platforms. The details we can rip from the stuff
133        Ralf has done for the Apache src/Configure script. Ben wants the
134        solution to be really simple.
135
136        Status: Ralf will look how we can easily incorporate the
137                compiler PIC and linker DSO flags from Apache
138                into the OpenSSL Configure script.
139
140                Ulf: +1 for using GNU autoconf and libtool (but not automake,
141                     which apparently is not flexible enough to generate
142                     libcrypto)
143
144
145     o  The perl/ stuff needs a major overhaul. Currently it's
146        totally obsolete. Either we clean it up and enhance it to be up-to-date
147        with the C code or we also could replace it with the really nice
148        Net::SSLeay package we can find under
149        http://www.neuronio.pt/SSLeay.pm.html.  Ralf uses this package for a
150        longer time and it works fine and is a nice Perl module. Best would be
151        to convince the author to work for the OpenSSL project and create a
152        Net::OpenSSL or Crypt::OpenSSL package out of it and maintains it for
153        us.
154
155        Status: Ralf thinks we should both contact the author of Net::SSLeay
156                and look how much effort it is to bring Eric's perl/ stuff up
157                to date.
158                Paul +1
159
160   WISHES
161
162     o