Author christian.heimes
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Date 2021-03-10.23:50:18
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I would rather not support static linking.

OpenSSL uses dynamic linking by default. Static linking is problematic for dynamic engine support. This is going to become an even bigger issue with OSSL providers in OpenSSL 3.0.0. I don't know yet how well OpenSSL 3.0.0 will support static linking.

Our macOS and Windows builds are now dynamically linked, too. At least Windows builds used to be statically linked.

Dynamic linked OpenSSL has a major benefit: It allows users to update OpenSSL without re-compiling Python.
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