Update upstream dependency on ics-openvpn
Bitmask Android currently depends on a version of
ics-openvpn and that is over a year old. As a result:
- we are missing security patches that have been made to
opensslin the last year
- we may not use the most recent version of NDK, which uses
clangfor cross-compiling C code (as the outdated version of
opensslon which we transitively depend will only compile with
We would like to update the dependency to increase the app's security and its compatibility with the current Android build ecosystem.
- When code is checked in, build runs and passes inside a docker container running Android NDK v 14b
- To close this ticket, we will have to rebase off the current HEAD of
ics-openvpn:master. There will be lots of merge conflicts, but there are general rules for fielding them in the project's README
Can we come up with a cleaner way of handling this upstream dependency that does not involve:
- (at a minimum): reaching into the library code and altering it with custom code, creating merge conflicts and necessitating tracking patches to our git submodule?
- (ideally): using git submodules at all?