MAINTAINERS: New OpenSSL 0.9.8 release

Gerrit P. Haase
Tue Jul 12 23:21:00 GMT 2005

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Jul  7 12:28, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>>Wouldn't it be useful to use another name for the openssl DLL like I did 
>>for perl (cygperl-5.8.dll instead of including the micro version)?
> Can you elaborate, please?  If you mean that the DLL should be
> just named 0.9 instead of differing between 0.9.7 and 0.9.8, etc,
> then the answer is no.  As I mentioned already, the versions are
> not binary compatible.  You can't expect all applications linked
> against 0.9.7 to run under 0.9.8, and this was already the case
> when the step from 0.9.6 to 0.9.7 has been made. Compatible
> versions are marked by a trailing character.  The next binary
> compatible bugfix release will be name 0.9.8a, then 0.9.8b, etc.
> In this case, the name of the DLL will be kept the same, of course.
> Btw., this isn't Cygwin specific, but the same situation on all
> platforms.  Blame the version scheme of OpenSSL (even the core
> developers aren't happy with it).

As long as you use cygssl-0.9.8 (in case its compatible) even when
the version is at 0.9.17, then ok.  And in case that it is an
upstream *thing*, then forget what I said.


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