Qt and SecureTransport vs. OpenSSL
René J.V. Bertin
rjvbertin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 11:35:28 UTC 2017
On Saturday January 21 2017 15:21:19 Marcus Calhoun-Lopez wrote:
> The openssl dependency is one reason that qt5-qtcreator does not build on the buildbots.
I never understood why one could distribute binaries of libraries that link to openssl but not of applications that use those libraries...
> 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.
With that patch in place, Qt's qtdiag application prints
Using "OpenSSL 1.0.2j 26 Sep 2016", version: 0x100020af
Port:openssl now becomes a build+runtime dependency, which I reckon means we can simply leave it as a "standard" dependency.
With that I think SecureTransport builds can still be considered, but as an optional variant that can be selected by users who have a specific reason to do so.
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