|author||David Benjamin <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Thu Oct 29 13:19:12 2015 -0400|
|committer||Adam Langley <email@example.com>||Tue Nov 03 23:02:38 2015 +0000|
Make it possible for a static linker to discard unused RSA functions. Having a single RSA_METHOD means they all get pulled in. Notably, RSA key generation pulls in the primality-checking code. Change-Id: Iece480113754da090ddf87b64d8769f01e05d26c Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/6389 Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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