Qt and SecureTransport vs. OpenSSL

Marcus Calhoun-Lopez mcalhoun at macports.org
Sat Jan 21 22:21:19 UTC 2017

The openssl dependency is one reason that qt5-qtcreator does not build on the buildbots.
My current plan is to use Secure Transport instead and create an openssl variant.
Unfortunately, my knowledge of Transport Layer Security is limited, so I do not know if there are other considerations.


> On Jan 21, 2017, at 11:56 AM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> R.

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