Re: Backports to 1.1.1 and what is allowed

2020-06-22 Thread Patrick Steuer

From the view of an application dev ..

1 the reasons to chose OpenSSL over other crypto libraries are its
  rich feature set and wide portability paired with good performance
  across a wide range of platforms plus having a customizable
  backend (engines/providers).

2 the reasons to not move away from OpenSSL trusting in LTS releases
  actually being stable i.e., not causing any disruptions.

(For both 1 and 2, a good security record is a matter of course.)

IMO the current release policy of infrequent "big bang" releases
serves 2 well, but largely neglects 1 (think e.g., about
time-to-market for new processor features).

That doesnt mean that we should take all features into LTS
but i think performance improvements is an area where you
should think about it, at least in individual cases.

Patrick


Re: Re-requesting reviews on GitHub

2019-10-30 Thread Patrick Steuer

I think its a good idea.

It would prevent issues like
https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/9501

Patrick


Re: Welcoming our new committers

2019-05-21 Thread Patrick Steuer
Hello and many thanks !

Im really looking forward to working on the project.

Patrick