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2   OpenSSL STATUS                           Last modified at
3   ______________                           $Date: 2000/09/18 22:03:37 $
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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)          - failed
58                                 Typo in Configure, -ldl should be -ldld [FIXED]
59                         hpux-parisc-cc (10.20 w/ -ldld)         - success
60                         hpux-parisc-gcc (10.20 w/ -ldld)        - success
61                         hpux-parisc-cc [engine] (10.20 w/ -ldld)- success
62                         hpux-parisc-gcc [endine] (10.20 w/ -ldld)- success
63                                 All hpux 10.20 targets succeeded provided -ldl
64                                         has been changed to -ldld.
65                         solaris-sparcv9-gcc (2.6/ultra5)        - success
66                         solaris-sparcv9-cc (SunOS 5.7 SC3.0)    - failed
67                                 Complaints about a number of -x parameters to
68                                         the compiler and failed to compile an
69                                         assembler file.  Maybe a too old
70                                         compiler?
71                         FreeBSD (2.2.5-RELEASE)                 - success
72                         alpha-cc [engine] (OSF1 5.0A)           - success
73                         irix-mips3-cc [engine] (Irix 6.2)       - success
74                                 One has to do the same as for OpenBSD in
75                                         speed.c [FIXED]
76     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5a: Released on April     1st, 2000
77     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5:  Released on February 28th, 2000
78     o  OpenSSL 0.9.4:  Released on August   09th, 1999
79     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3a: Released on May      29th, 1999
80     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3:  Released on May      25th, 1999
81     o  OpenSSL 0.9.2b: Released on March    22th, 1999
82     o  OpenSSL 0.9.1c: Released on December 23th, 1998
83
84   RELEASE SHOWSTOPPERS
85
86   AVAILABLE PATCHES
87
88     o CA.pl patch (Damien Miller)
89
90   IN PROGRESS
91
92     o Steve is currently working on (in no particular order):
93         ASN1 code redesign, butchery, replacement.
94         EVP cipher enhancement.
95         Proper (or at least usable) certificate chain verification.
96         Private key, certificate and CRL API and implementation.
97         Developing and bugfixing PKCS#7 (S/MIME code).
98         Various X509 issues: character sets, certificate request extensions.
99     o Geoff and Richard are currently working on:
100         ENGINE (the new code that gives hardware support among others).
101     o Richard is currently working on:
102         UTIL (a new set of library functions to support some higher level
103               functionality that is currently missing).
104         Dynamic thread-lock support.
105         Shared library support for VMS.
106
107   NEEDS PATCH
108
109     o  non-blocking socket on AIX
110     o  $(PERL) in */Makefile.ssl
111     o  "Sign the certificate?" - "n" creates empty certificate file
112
113   OPEN ISSUES
114
115     o internal_verify doesn't know about X509.v3 (basicConstraints
116       CA flag ...)
117
118     o  The Makefile hierarchy and build mechanism is still not a round thing:
119
120        1. The config vs. Configure scripts
121           It's the same nasty situation as for Apache with APACI vs.
122           src/Configure. It confuses.
123           Suggestion: Merge Configure and config into a single configure
124                       script with a Autoconf style interface ;-) and remove
125                       Configure and config. Or even let us use GNU Autoconf
126                       itself. Then we can avoid a lot of those platform checks
127                       which are currently in Configure.
128
129     o  Support for Shared Libraries has to be added at least
130        for the major Unix platforms. The details we can rip from the stuff
131        Ralf has done for the Apache src/Configure script. Ben wants the
132        solution to be really simple.
133
134        Status: Ralf will look how we can easily incorporate the
135                compiler PIC and linker DSO flags from Apache
136                into the OpenSSL Configure script.
137
138                Ulf: +1 for using GNU autoconf and libtool (but not automake,
139                     which apparently is not flexible enough to generate
140                     libcrypto)
141
142
143     o  The perl/ stuff needs a major overhaul. Currently it's
144        totally obsolete. Either we clean it up and enhance it to be up-to-date
145        with the C code or we also could replace it with the really nice
146        Net::SSLeay package we can find under
147        http://www.neuronio.pt/SSLeay.pm.html.  Ralf uses this package for a
148        longer time and it works fine and is a nice Perl module. Best would be
149        to convince the author to work for the OpenSSL project and create a
150        Net::OpenSSL or Crypt::OpenSSL package out of it and maintains it for
151        us.
152
153        Status: Ralf thinks we should both contact the author of Net::SSLeay
154                and look how much effort it is to bring Eric's perl/ stuff up
155                to date.
156                Paul +1
157
158   WISHES
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160     o