Qt and SecureTransport vs. OpenSSL

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 18:56:20 UTC 2017


Somehow I never noticed this before:

- Qt4 and Qt5 are configured with -openssl-linked to ensure the MacPorts version is used
- this disables SecureTransport support which Qt normally uses on Mac

I guess that using OpenSSL means we get whatever more recent SSL is in MacPorts than the host's SecureTransport layer, and that that's an advantage?

But isn't there a licensing/redistribution implication for binaries that link to OpenSSL?


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