[Gambas-user] How to offer a new component to gambas?

Carlos Kabronsete carloskabronsete at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 12:17:08 CEST 2021

I totally agree with your point of view.

I am interested in contributing. This contribution does not have to be a
component, it can be a farm project as long as gb.openssl does not have the
appropriate functionalities.

I can try to develop gb.openssl but I have the problem that I have never
developed components in C for gambas and I have never developed in C with
the openssl libraries. Both will give me problems and I need some time.

I feel capable of doing it.

Would you like to put those digest, pki, and encryption projects on the
gambas farm? How to do that?

Thanks for your time

El mar, 31 ago 2021 a las 22:10, Tobias Boege via User (<
user at lists.gambas-basic.org>) escribió:

> On Tue, 31 Aug 2021, Carlos Kabronsete wrote:
> > - * Create complete PKI structures, Root CA, intermediateCA,
> > CrlDistributionPoint, Alternativenames, etc.
> > - * Manage X509 certificates. Client & Server certificates, ocsp,
> > codesigning, timestamp, S/mime.
> > - * Manage Pkcs12 certificates.
> > - * Manage private keys RSA, DSA, ECDH, ECDSA, X25519, ED449.
> > - * SSL/TLS client test.
> > - * Timestamps request, generation and verification.
> > =================================================
> > The second component is a gambas component that encrypts and decrypts
> files
> > or variables on the fly.
> > ==================================================
> > There is a third component is a gambas component that manage a complete
> > message digest.
> It sounds to me as if all that functionality should be available from
> gb.openssl (especially if you use precisely OpenSSL to implement it).
> Now, of course the problem is that gb.openssl is written in C, not in
> Gambas, so the barrier for you to contribute to it is higher, and in
> its current state gb.openssl does not yet provide even the primitives
> which you need to reimplement your components on top of it.
> Still, I think gb.openssl would be the right place for all of it.
> Especially because your components currently use Exec on the openssl
> binary all the time, when in an ideal world they would access the
> openssl library directly.
> It would be really nice to have someone take over development of
> gb.openssl. There are so many things missing, as your components
> exemplify (although ciphers _are_ implemented). I don't have time
> to do it and probably lack the best-practices knowledge in crypto-
> graphy anyway.
> Best,
> Tobias
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