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[Python-Dev] CPython on Windows ARM32


On 06/02/2019 02.09, Paul Monson via Python-Dev wrote:
> Updating OpenSSL and libffi are independent of ARM support but need to
> be done as prerequisites.? OpenSSL 1.1.0 doesn't have support for ARM32
> on Windows but OpenSSL 1.1.1 does.
> 
> ?
> 
> I have OpenSSL 1.1.1a ready to check in to master with all tests passing
> on x86 and x64 on Windows.? Since work has already been done on this for
> other platforms only very small changes were needed for Windows.

+1 for OpenSSL 1.1.1 from the maintainer of the ssl module. The new
version also introduces TLS 1.3 support. Linux distributions have been
switching to OpenSSL 1.1.1 for a while. If it's good enough for RHEL 8,
then it's good enough for us, too.

Do you want to update Python 3.8 (master) only or also 3.7? I'm not
strictly against updating 3.7. However we have traditionally kept the
OpenSSL version of each branch stable. 1.1.1 comes with new features,
stricter security settings and some ciphers removed.

Christian