Bug#503833: Unparseable PKCS cert
ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sun Nov 9 09:04:18 CET 2008
On 2008-11-08 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org> wrote:
>> I just realized: doesn't Nikos' patch actually do two separate things?
>> 1) Add the BER stuff needed to support the PKCS#12 blob
>> 2) Optimize tree generation by using the small_value field.
>> It is the 2) that causes the ABI break, but 1) that is needed to solve
>> to the regression.
> I don't think this is a question that we would like to set to
> ourselves. It leads to another questions on which optimization would
> be good enough or which addition is good enough to justify the break.
> The real question would be whether we want the internal structures
> published on the public API. I don't think we want this. It leads to
> us being handicap (like we are now) to apply any optimization/addition
> to the internal works of the library. Thus for me it is a good thing
> to move them away as soon as we can to allow further development on
Simon had already done this in git, the latest daily snapshots have
moved the struct definition to an internal header.
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