kssl becoming private

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu May 31 18:56:55 BST 2007

George Staikos wrote:
>Due to numerous factors including, but not limited to:
>1) Little progress in new features of KSSL
>2) Little improvement in the horrible API
>3) My inability to spend time on maintenance
>4) Absolutely broken applications using it improperly and introducing
>security holes
>5) Potential to replace some of the internals with QtSslSocket or
>possibly QCA
>I would like to make KSSL private.  That is, we will export the
>symbols but not install the headers.  The symbols become subject to
>change at any time.  KIO will continue to function properly, as will
>anything else in kdelibs using KSSL.  That also means that kcert has
>to be moved back to kdelibs, and we need a build solution for
>kcmcrypto.  I'm sure we can find one.  Does anyone have a substantial
>objection to this plan?

For what it's worth, I support it.

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