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From: Theo de Raadt <deraadt <at> cvs.openbsd.org>
Subject: boringssl and such
Newsgroups: gmane.os.openbsd.tech
Date: Saturday 21st June 2014 05:18:01 UTC (over 3 years ago)
Few things to note...

I suspect everyone working on LibReSSL is happy to hear the news about
BoringSSL.  Choice is good!!  Their priority is on safety, not on ABI
compatibility.  Just like us.  Over time, I suspect google's version
will also become 'reduced API', since they require less legacy
application support.  That may give LibReSSL the opportunity to head
in the same direction, if the applications are willing...

Secondly, a lot of misinformation is being spread about the effort
required to get LibReSSL-portable out the door.  We've stripped the
code so that it is POSIX-only.  Therefore "Linux" compat is really not
hard.  We basically just need the following parts to be finished:

- A clean build framework

- and the finetunings of portable versions of our safetybelts:
   arc4random    strlcpy      strlcat
   explicit_bzero   reallocarray
   timingsafe_bcmp timingsafe_memcmp

So please stop believing rumours that we've made it hard to port!  The
entire world went to POSIX, and that's all this code needs to support.
It is a small step.  I don't think it will take much longer.

patience...
 
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