[Python-Dev] Python 3.7: Require OpenSSL >=1.0.2 / LibreSSL>=2.5.3

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Tue Jan 16 16:47:14 EST 2018

I think you mean out-of-band updates, and by “you” I'm going to pretend you mean PyCA ;)

Top-posted from my Windows phone

From: Christian Heimes
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 21:42
To: python-dev at python.org
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Python 3.7: Require OpenSSL >=1.0.2 / LibreSSL>=2.5.3

On 2018-01-16 08:08, Steve Dower wrote:
> From my perspective, we can’t keep an OpenSSL-like API and use Windows
> platform libraries (we *could* do a requests-like API easily enough, but
> even urllib3 is painfully low-level).
> We have to continue shipping our own copy of OpenSSL on Windows. Nothing
> to negotiate here except whether OpenSSL releases should trigger a
> Python release, and I think that decision can stay with the RM.

3.7 will no longer use static linking. We can offer out-of-bounds
updates of the OpenSSL DLLs. And by "we", I'm talking about you. :)


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