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Engine School, a Path to Writing Standalone Engines


For the longest time, it seems that people have wanted to have their diverse engines bundled with the OpenSSL source, as if there was no other way to build it or distribute it.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Also, having the engine for some hardware bundled with the OpenSSL source presents a maintainance problem, and the better solution is for those who have an engine to maintain theḿ themselves.

So, how is it done? That’s something that we will discover together in a series of articles, about one or two weeks apart.

First lesson up, warming up with a minimal, silly and utterly useless engine!

At all times, feel free to comment, to make suggestions, ask for specific future lessons, and so on and so forth.