|author||David Benjamin <email@example.com>||Fri Oct 15 13:11:53 2021 -0400|
|committer||Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Fri Oct 15 22:01:06 2021 +0000|
Document new/free/d2i/i2d for singly-typed ASN1_STRINGs. This is a bit verbose, since it expands out the macros, but I think this is more understandable in the long run than figuring out which of the three name parameters here goes in which spot: DECLARE_ASN1_FUNCTIONS_fname(ASN1_TYPE, ASN1_ANY, ASN1_TYPE) This CL leaves ASN1_TYPE and mstrings for later. Bug: 426 Change-Id: I942eb4f9fd5fbb6d30106eac2c667e28615f5199 Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/boringssl/+/49910 Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <email@example.com>
BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.
Although BoringSSL is an open source project, it is not intended for general use, as OpenSSL is. We don't recommend that third parties depend upon it. Doing so is likely to be frustrating because there are no guarantees of API or ABI stability.
Programs ship their own copies of BoringSSL when they use it and we update everything as needed when deciding to make API changes. This allows us to mostly avoid compromises in the name of compatibility. It works for us, but it may not work for you.
BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.
Currently BoringSSL is the SSL library in Chrome/Chromium, Android (but it's not part of the NDK) and a number of other apps/programs.
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