Bump minimum GCC version and note impending VS2015 deprecation.

GCC 6.1 was released more than five years ago, April 27, 2016. We can
thus drop some bits in the CMake files.

https://gcc.gnu.org/releases.html
https://gcc.gnu.org/develop.html#num_scheme

Also note in BUILDING.md that VS2015 will no longer be supported next
year. Then we can cycle our CQ to testing VS2017 + VS2019. (We're
currently not testing VS2019 at all, though so far it hasn't been an
issue.) I've been running into some VS2015-only C++ issues around
conversions, so once we stop testing it, I expect it'll break.

Change-Id: I7a3020df2acd61d57409108aa4d99c840b5ca994
Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/boringssl/+/48925
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <agl@google.com>
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README.md

BoringSSL

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.

Project links:

There are other files in this directory which might be helpful: