Issue #9439 has been updated by Yusuke Endoh.


Aaron Patterson wrote:
>  Can we take a less extreme approach?  We should convert openssl to a gem
>  that ships with Ruby (like json, minitest, psych, etc).

Then, who will maintain the OpenSSL gem?
Shyouhei's point is that we can no longer develop the OpenSSL extension.
Just converting it to a gem does not solve the problem at all.

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Feature #9439: Remove OpenSSL from stdlib
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9439#change-44583

* Author: Zachary Scott
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: lib
* Target version: current: 2.2.0
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Regarding [ruby-core:59943], I agree with nobu that we should remove OpenSSL from ruby.

It's become too hard to maintain, and would better serve our users to encourage the use of a different implementation.

Another benefit of removing OpenSSL is the impact backport fixes have on the release management team.

Although I haven't yet determined the extent of work required to remove it (ie: tooling, tests, etc). We can discuss them here.



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