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2   OpenSSL STATUS                           Last modified at
3   ______________                           $Date: 2000/09/18 11:55:12 $
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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                         sunos-gcc                       - passed
42                         aix-gcc                         - passed
43                         Win32 w/ VC6 or Mingw32         - failed
44                                 RAND_poll(), a few uninitialised vars [FIXED]
45                                 RAND_poll() should used LoadLibrary instead of
46                                         GetModuleHandle [FIXED]
47                                 Major compilation problem with VC6 on NT
48                                 Mingw32 says "175: parse error before `DWORD'"
49                         Win32 w/ CygWin                 - success?
50                         VMS/Alpha 7.1 (CPQ C 5.6-003, TCP/IP 5.0) - success
51                                 Just a small warning in dso_vms.c [FIXED]
52                         VMS/Alpha 7.2-1 (CPQ 5.6-003, TCP/IP 5.0A) - success
53                         VMS/VAX 7.2-1 (CPQ 5.2-003, TCP/IP 5.0) - success
54                         hpux-parisc-cc (HP-UX B.11.00)  - failed
55                                 Typo in Configure, -ldl should be -ldld [FIXED]
56                         solaris-sparcv9-gcc (2.6/ultra5)- success
57                         FreeBSD (2.2.5-RELEASE)         - success
58     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5a: Released on April     1st, 2000
59     o  OpenSSL 0.9.5:  Released on February 28th, 2000
60     o  OpenSSL 0.9.4:  Released on August   09th, 1999
61     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3a: Released on May      29th, 1999
62     o  OpenSSL 0.9.3:  Released on May      25th, 1999
63     o  OpenSSL 0.9.2b: Released on March    22th, 1999
64     o  OpenSSL 0.9.1c: Released on December 23th, 1998
65
66   RELEASE SHOWSTOPPERS
67
68   AVAILABLE PATCHES
69
70     o CA.pl patch (Damien Miller)
71
72   IN PROGRESS
73
74     o Steve is currently working on (in no particular order):
75         ASN1 code redesign, butchery, replacement.
76         EVP cipher enhancement.
77         Proper (or at least usable) certificate chain verification.
78         Private key, certificate and CRL API and implementation.
79         Developing and bugfixing PKCS#7 (S/MIME code).
80         Various X509 issues: character sets, certificate request extensions.
81     o Geoff and Richard are currently working on:
82         ENGINE (the new code that gives hardware support among others).
83     o Richard is currently working on:
84         UTIL (a new set of library functions to support some higher level
85               functionality that is currently missing).
86         Dynamic thread-lock support.
87         Shared library support for VMS.
88
89   NEEDS PATCH
90
91     o  non-blocking socket on AIX
92     o  $(PERL) in */Makefile.ssl
93     o  "Sign the certificate?" - "n" creates empty certificate file
94
95   OPEN ISSUES
96
97     o internal_verify doesn't know about X509.v3 (basicConstraints
98       CA flag ...)
99
100     o  The Makefile hierarchy and build mechanism is still not a round thing:
101
102        1. The config vs. Configure scripts
103           It's the same nasty situation as for Apache with APACI vs.
104           src/Configure. It confuses.
105           Suggestion: Merge Configure and config into a single configure
106                       script with a Autoconf style interface ;-) and remove
107                       Configure and config. Or even let us use GNU Autoconf
108                       itself. Then we can avoid a lot of those platform checks
109                       which are currently in Configure.
110
111     o  Support for Shared Libraries has to be added at least
112        for the major Unix platforms. The details we can rip from the stuff
113        Ralf has done for the Apache src/Configure script. Ben wants the
114        solution to be really simple.
115
116        Status: Ralf will look how we can easily incorporate the
117                compiler PIC and linker DSO flags from Apache
118                into the OpenSSL Configure script.
119
120                Ulf: +1 for using GNU autoconf and libtool (but not automake,
121                     which apparently is not flexible enough to generate
122                     libcrypto)
123
124
125     o  The perl/ stuff needs a major overhaul. Currently it's
126        totally obsolete. Either we clean it up and enhance it to be up-to-date
127        with the C code or we also could replace it with the really nice
128        Net::SSLeay package we can find under
129        http://www.neuronio.pt/SSLeay.pm.html.  Ralf uses this package for a
130        longer time and it works fine and is a nice Perl module. Best would be
131        to convince the author to work for the OpenSSL project and create a
132        Net::OpenSSL or Crypt::OpenSSL package out of it and maintains it for
133        us.
134
135        Status: Ralf thinks we should both contact the author of Net::SSLeay
136                and look how much effort it is to bring Eric's perl/ stuff up
137                to date.
138                Paul +1
139
140   WISHES
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