[Rubyinstaller-devel] Include OpenSSL?

Jos Backus jos at catnook.com
Thu Jul 29 23:40:44 EDT 2004


On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 07:02:48PM -0500, Curt Hibbs wrote:
> Andrew Hunt wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 19:12, Jos Backus wrote:
> > > How much work would it be to include OpenSSL? Do people find
> > this useful?
> > > For me it would make SFTP available out of the box.
> >
> > IIRC, the problem is legal, not technical.  There are potential problems
> > with distributing SSL code in certain jurisdictions, and I didn't want
> > to get involved in any nastiness.
> >
> > If I'm wrong, then by all means I think it should be included.  But as I
> > recall, there are issues...
> 
> Rich Kilmer and Chad Fowler are busy creating a GUI interface for RubyGems
> which I want to include in the installer (and possibly automatically invoke)
> to allow the user to install additional packages of their choice. Rich has
> promised me to have this ready within the next week or so.
 
Cool.

> If someone (you?) could package up OpenSSL as a gem, then it could be easily
> installed by any user who wanted it (and we don't have to worry about any
> legal issues).
 
Okay, I'll look into this. Does the gem format support binary files (DLLs)?  I
haven't looked into RubyGems yet, sorry. Time to do some reading.

Jos

> Curt

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