- Drop older version
- Remove obsolete properties
On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 5:46 AM, Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd <
> The recent introduction of OpenSSL 1.1.0 required a lot of internal
> changes in ICS which were made backward compatible with older versions.
> ICS V8.34 currently supports three OpenSSL versions, but it would make
> future maintenance of ICS easier if only the latest OpenSSL 1.1.0 were
> supported. Support for 1.0.1 ceases this year anyway, but 1.0.2 is a
> long term version for with support continuing for two or three years.
> Currently there is a lot of conditional code where different versions
> differ in some way which leads to bloat. We are also continuing to
> support some obsolete properties that no longer work in 1.1.0, to make
> ICS fully backward compatible.
> Benefits of continued support for OpenSSL 1.0.2
> - 1.0.2 has longer history, proven reliable
> - 1.1.0 only released six weeks ago, perhaps buggy
> Benefits of dropping support for OpenSSL 1.0.2
> - easier to maintain ICS, less ICS code
> - could drop support for obsolete properties, like SslVersionMethod
> - no actual new bugs introduced in 1.1.0, yet
> So can I please ask users of ICS to comment to this message saying
> whether new versions of ICS should continue to support old versions of
> Also, would you prefer obsolete properties to remain so old programs
> don't need any changes, but perhaps confusing new users who may not
> realise these properties are useless.
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