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2   OpenSSL STATUS                           Last modified at
3   ______________                           $Date: 2000/09/21 12:54:41 $
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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)          - 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                        0.9.6-beta3 is available:
88                         aix-cc (4.3)                            - success
89                         aix-cc [engine] (4.3)                   - success
90                         linux-elf (RedHat 6.2)                  - success
91                         linux-elf [engine] (RedHat 6.2)         - success
92                         solaris-sparcv9-gcc (5.7, gcc 2.95.2)   - success
93                         solaris-sparcv9-cc (5.6, SunWS C 4.2)   - success
94                         solaris-sparcv9-cc [engine] (5.6, SunWS C 4.2)- success
95                         WinNT (4 SP6, VC6 SP2)                  - success
96                         WinNT (4 SP6, Cygwin)                   - success
97                                 The files used for testing must have CR/LF
98                                         as line endings.
99                         WinNT (4 SP6, Mingw32)                  - failed
100                                 mingw32a.mak contains a few lines that
101                                         generate an error.
102                         WinNT (4 SP6, VC6 SP4)                  - failed
103                                 Complains about unresolved external symbol
104                                         __imp__RegQueryValueEx.
105     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5a: Released on April     1st, 2000
106     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5:  Released on February 28th, 2000
107     o  OpenSSL 0.9.4:  Released on August   09th, 1999
108     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3a: Released on May      29th, 1999
109     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3:  Released on May      25th, 1999
110     o  OpenSSL 0.9.2b: Released on March    22th, 1999
111     o  OpenSSL 0.9.1c: Released on December 23th, 1998
112
113   RELEASE SHOWSTOPPERS
114
115   AVAILABLE PATCHES
116
117     o CA.pl patch (Damien Miller)
118
119   IN PROGRESS
120
121     o Steve is currently working on (in no particular order):
122         ASN1 code redesign, butchery, replacement.
123         EVP cipher enhancement.
124         Proper (or at least usable) certificate chain verification.
125         Private key, certificate and CRL API and implementation.
126         Developing and bugfixing PKCS#7 (S/MIME code).
127         Various X509 issues: character sets, certificate request extensions.
128     o Geoff and Richard are currently working on:
129         ENGINE (the new code that gives hardware support among others).
130     o Richard is currently working on:
131         UTIL (a new set of library functions to support some higher level
132               functionality that is currently missing).
133         Dynamic thread-lock support.
134         Shared library support for VMS.
135
136   NEEDS PATCH
137
138     o  non-blocking socket on AIX
139     o  $(PERL) in */Makefile.ssl
140     o  "Sign the certificate?" - "n" creates empty certificate file
141
142   OPEN ISSUES
143
144     o internal_verify doesn't know about X509.v3 (basicConstraints
145       CA flag ...)
146
147     o  The Makefile hierarchy and build mechanism is still not a round thing:
148
149        1. The config vs. Configure scripts
150           It's the same nasty situation as for Apache with APACI vs.
151           src/Configure. It confuses.
152           Suggestion: Merge Configure and config into a single configure
153                       script with a Autoconf style interface ;-) and remove
154                       Configure and config. Or even let us use GNU Autoconf
155                       itself. Then we can avoid a lot of those platform checks
156                       which are currently in Configure.
157
158     o  Support for Shared Libraries has to be added at least
159        for the major Unix platforms. The details we can rip from the stuff
160        Ralf has done for the Apache src/Configure script. Ben wants the
161        solution to be really simple.
162
163        Status: Ralf will look how we can easily incorporate the
164                compiler PIC and linker DSO flags from Apache
165                into the OpenSSL Configure script.
166
167                Ulf: +1 for using GNU autoconf and libtool (but not automake,
168                     which apparently is not flexible enough to generate
169                     libcrypto)
170
171
172     o  The perl/ stuff needs a major overhaul. Currently it's
173        totally obsolete. Either we clean it up and enhance it to be up-to-date
174        with the C code or we also could replace it with the really nice
175        Net::SSLeay package we can find under
176        http://www.neuronio.pt/SSLeay.pm.html.  Ralf uses this package for a
177        longer time and it works fine and is a nice Perl module. Best would be
178        to convince the author to work for the OpenSSL project and create a
179        Net::OpenSSL or Crypt::OpenSSL package out of it and maintains it for
180        us.
181
182        Status: Ralf thinks we should both contact the author of Net::SSLeay
183                and look how much effort it is to bring Eric's perl/ stuff up
184                to date.
185                Paul +1
186
187   WISHES
188
189     o