|author||David Benjamin <email@example.com>||Mon Nov 22 15:42:24 2021 -0500|
|committer||Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Wed Dec 08 17:17:11 2021 +0000|
Make X509_REVOKED opaque. I believe, with this, we have aligned with OpenSSL 1.1.x on the crypto/x509 and crypto/asn1 types that are now opaque. Strangely, OpenSSL kept X509_ALGOR public. We may wish to hide that one too later, but we can leave it for now. Update-Note: Use X509_REVOKED accessors rather than reaching into the struct. Bug: 425 Change-Id: Ib47944648a8693ed7078ffe94f7b557022debe30 Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/boringssl/+/50685 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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