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Reply to topic   Topic: OpenSSL Release Strategy

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Feb '18 20:18    Post subject: OpenSSL Release Strategy Reply with quote

As of release 1.0.0 the OpenSSL versioning scheme was improved to better meet developers' and vendors' expectations.
Later releases, such as 1.0.2a, exclusively contain bug and security fixes and no new features.
Minor releases that change the last digit, e.g. 1.1.0 vs. 1.1.1, can and are likely to contain new features, but in a way that does not break binary compatibility.
This means that an application compiled and dynamically linked with 1.1.0 does not need to be recompiled when the shared library is updated to 1.1.1.
It should be noted that some features are transparent to the application such as the maximum negotiated TLS version and cipher suites, performance improvements and so on. There is no need to recompile applications to benefit from these features.

Read More... https://www.openssl.org/policies/releasestrat.html
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PostPosted: Wed 30 May '18 7:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a new blogpost on the OpenSSL release policy:

TL;DR is that the upcoming 1.1.1 will be the next LTS release. And that 1.1.0 will be supported 1 year after the release of 1.1.1.
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