make update
[openssl.git] / STATUS
1
2   OpenSSL STATUS                           Last modified at
3   ______________                           $Date: 2000/09/20 15:22:02 $
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? (Yes, apparently:)          ]
73                         solaris-sparcv9-cc (SunOS 5.6 SC4.2)    - success
74                         FreeBSD (2.2.5-RELEASE)                 - success
75                         alpha-cc [engine] (OSF1 5.0A)           - success
76                         irix-mips3-cc [engine] (Irix 6.2)       - success
77                                 One has to do the same as for OpenBSD in
78                                         speed.c [FIXED]
79                         aix-cc (3.2.5, cc 1.3.0.44)             - success
80                         aix-gcc (3.2.5, gcc 2.8.1)              - success
81                                 Both first failed to compiled due to ftime().
82                                         [FIXED]
83                         alpha-cc (V4.0E)                        - success
84                         alpha-gcc (V4.0E, gcc 2.8.1)            - success
85                         ultrix-cc (V4.5)                        - success
86                         ultrix-gcc (V4.5, gcc 2.8.1)            - success
87     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5a: Released on April     1st, 2000
88     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5:  Released on February 28th, 2000
89     o  OpenSSL 0.9.4:  Released on August   09th, 1999
90     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3a: Released on May      29th, 1999
91     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3:  Released on May      25th, 1999
92     o  OpenSSL 0.9.2b: Released on March    22th, 1999
93     o  OpenSSL 0.9.1c: Released on December 23th, 1998
94
95   RELEASE SHOWSTOPPERS
96
97   AVAILABLE PATCHES
98
99     o CA.pl patch (Damien Miller)
100
101   IN PROGRESS
102
103     o Steve is currently working on (in no particular order):
104         ASN1 code redesign, butchery, replacement.
105         EVP cipher enhancement.
106         Proper (or at least usable) certificate chain verification.
107         Private key, certificate and CRL API and implementation.
108         Developing and bugfixing PKCS#7 (S/MIME code).
109         Various X509 issues: character sets, certificate request extensions.
110     o Geoff and Richard are currently working on:
111         ENGINE (the new code that gives hardware support among others).
112     o Richard is currently working on:
113         UTIL (a new set of library functions to support some higher level
114               functionality that is currently missing).
115         Dynamic thread-lock support.
116         Shared library support for VMS.
117
118   NEEDS PATCH
119
120     o  non-blocking socket on AIX
121     o  $(PERL) in */Makefile.ssl
122     o  "Sign the certificate?" - "n" creates empty certificate file
123
124   OPEN ISSUES
125
126     o internal_verify doesn't know about X509.v3 (basicConstraints
127       CA flag ...)
128
129     o  The Makefile hierarchy and build mechanism is still not a round thing:
130
131        1. The config vs. Configure scripts
132           It's the same nasty situation as for Apache with APACI vs.
133           src/Configure. It confuses.
134           Suggestion: Merge Configure and config into a single configure
135                       script with a Autoconf style interface ;-) and remove
136                       Configure and config. Or even let us use GNU Autoconf
137                       itself. Then we can avoid a lot of those platform checks
138                       which are currently in Configure.
139
140     o  Support for Shared Libraries has to be added at least
141        for the major Unix platforms. The details we can rip from the stuff
142        Ralf has done for the Apache src/Configure script. Ben wants the
143        solution to be really simple.
144
145        Status: Ralf will look how we can easily incorporate the
146                compiler PIC and linker DSO flags from Apache
147                into the OpenSSL Configure script.
148
149                Ulf: +1 for using GNU autoconf and libtool (but not automake,
150                     which apparently is not flexible enough to generate
151                     libcrypto)
152
153
154     o  The perl/ stuff needs a major overhaul. Currently it's
155        totally obsolete. Either we clean it up and enhance it to be up-to-date
156        with the C code or we also could replace it with the really nice
157        Net::SSLeay package we can find under
158        http://www.neuronio.pt/SSLeay.pm.html.  Ralf uses this package for a
159        longer time and it works fine and is a nice Perl module. Best would be
160        to convince the author to work for the OpenSSL project and create a
161        Net::OpenSSL or Crypt::OpenSSL package out of it and maintains it for
162        us.
163
164        Status: Ralf thinks we should both contact the author of Net::SSLeay
165                and look how much effort it is to bring Eric's perl/ stuff up
166                to date.
167                Paul +1
168
169   WISHES
170
171     o