libressl vs openssl

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jan 11 13:07:42 UTC 2018

On Jan 10, 2018, at 14:49, Jan Stary wrote:

> On Jan 09 09:40:23, Blair Zajac wrote:
>> "Although BoringSSL is an open source project, it is not intended for general use, as OpenSSL is. We don't recommend that third parties depend upon it. Doing so is likely to be frustrating because there are no guarantees of API or ABI stability.”
>> If projects link statically against an SSL library, then BoringSSL maybe fine, but probably not as a shared library used by many packages.
> As opposed to a static library used by many packages?

Ideally, ports should not link with static libraries; they should link with dynamic libraries. That way they receive bug fixes as soon as the port that provides the library is updated.

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