Sounds good to me, in fact I think it is overdue. Good to hear the plan. On Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 13:12:07 UTC+1 Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Hi Everyone, > > I want to move forward with the removal of the FIPS DLL from the Visual > Studio project. > > There's several reasons to remove the FIPS DLL. The reasons include (1) > Crypto++ is on the Historical Validation LIst, so it is no longer approved, > (2) it only covered Windows 2000, Windows XP and Crypto++ 5.3 (iirc), and > (3) it confuses users and it is hard to use correctly. > > We deprecated the FIPS DLL back in 2018 with the release of Crypto++ 8.0. > I think 3 years is enough time. Also see > https://cryptopp.com/release800.html > > The removal will take the current Visual Studio project files (with the > FIPS DLL), and move them to vs2010.zip. Then, will will remove the two > projects cryptdll and dlltest. There will be a copy of the project with the > FIPS DLL for those who want to extract it from the zip. We will also remove > fips140.cpp and fipstest.cpp (and associated header files). > > Since the DLL removal is a big change, we will bump to Crypto++ 9.0. > > For those who want/need Crypto++ in a DLL, they can (1) switch to static > lib linking, or (2) create a Wrapper DLL. We have instructions for a > wrapper DLL at https://www.cryptopp.com/wiki/Wrapper_DLL . > > Are there any objections to the removal? > > Jeff > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Crypto++ Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cryptopp-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cryptopp-users/274db5b3-9352-4918-b2e1-7fed3e77c35fn%40googlegroups.com.