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Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:36:53 +0200
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: 1.7.9-jumbo-6

On 2012-06-21 05:53, Solar Designer wrote:
> I think we're almost ready to release the current magnum-jumbo as
> 1.7.9-jumbo-6.  If you're aware of anything that needs to happen before
> we make this release, please let me know (post to this thread).

According to Jim, a couple formats (MS SQL 2005, Office, RAR3) does not 
work on Sparc (probably endianness problems, he fixed alignment in a 
number of formats). They build fine but fail self-test. I do not think I 
have access to any Sparc now.

> magnum - it'd be nice if you revise CHANGES-jumbo to refer to the added
> formats by their new/actual names.

OK. I will do some grepping too in case we missed somewhere else.

> Also, one important change to make before we release is to have wordlist
> dupe suppression disabled by default, as discussed.  Can we get this in
> within a day (so that it's included in the pre-release testing), please?

I'll try to get the time. I'll do just the command switch for now.

BTW, one problem we have *anyway* with resuming from a session started 
with Jumbo-5 is that there were a couple of bugs fixed regarding 
[consecutive] dupes suppression as well as comment suppression in 
certain conditions (buffered or not, and external filter used or not). 
So the only really safe bet is to keep running Jumbo-5 for such a session.

magnum

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