|author||Adam Langley <email@example.com>||Thu Jan 14 14:08:58 2016 -0800|
|committer||Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Tue Jan 19 17:02:31 2016 +0000|
Import “altchains” support. This change imports the following changes from upstream: 6281abc79623419eae6a64768c478272d5d3a426 dfd3322d72a2d49f597b86dab6f37a8cf0f26dbf f34b095fab1569d093b639bfcc9a77d6020148ff 21376d8ae310cf0455ca2b73c8e9f77cafeb28dd 25efcb44ac88ab34f60047e16a96c9462fad39c1 56353962e7da7e385c3d577581ccc3015ed6d1dc 39c76ceb2d3e51eaff95e04d6e4448f685718f8d a3d74afcae435c549de8dbaa219fcb30491c1bfb These contain the “altchains” functionality which allows OpenSSL to backtrack when chain building. Change-Id: I8d4bc2ac67b90091f9d46e7355cae878b4ccf37d Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/6905 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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