|author||David Benjamin <email@example.com>||Sat Oct 17 23:39:22 2015 -0400|
|committer||Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Mon Oct 26 18:36:23 2015 +0000|
Deprecate SSL_library_init. It just calls CRYPTO_library_init and doesn't do anything else. If anything, I'd like to make CRYPTO_library_init completely go away too. We have CRYPTO_once now, so I think it's safe to assume that, if ssl/ ever grows initialization needs beyond that of crypto/, we can hide it behind a CRYPTO_once and not burden callers. Change-Id: I63dc362e0e9e98deec5516f4620d1672151a91b6 Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/6311 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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