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Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:01:21 +0300
From: Shinnok <admin@...nnok.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Johnny GUI current state

On 10/6/2014 6:30 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
> Hi Shinnok,
>
> On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 01:29:47PM +0300, Shinnok wrote:
>> On 10/3/2014 8:15 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
>>> Hi Shinnok,
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 04:27:48PM +0400, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 02:02:39PM +0300, Shinnok wrote:
>>>>> Long time since I've been posting here or got in touch with either Solar or
>>>>> Aleksey, so I want to say Hi first.
>>>>> What's the current development state and future for the Johnny GUI. Has it
>>>>> been getting any love, planning or requests lately? I've skimmed the list a
>>>>> bit but I don't see much. Has there been any GSoC'ers assigned to it lately?
>>>> I am responsible for Johnny now. I spent 1 month on it during gsoc
>>>> 2012 and I should finish it. Though I did not touch it for a long
>>>> time (2 years?! oh... my bad).
>>>>
>>>> http://openwall.info/wiki/john/johnny
>>>>
>>>> I released version 1.1. I cleaned out unimplemented stubs. Also I
>>>> reworked "Options" page/tab. Only core john is supported.
>>> Johnny is far behind bash auto-completions made by Frank Dittrich. He
>>> was my mentor during the gsoc.
>>>
>>> Work together would be a lot of fun. Would you like to try? Propose a
>>> list of features for the next release and mark features that you'd
>>> like to try to implement yourself, please!
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>> Hey Aleksey,
>>
>> Nice to hear from you.
>>
>> Far behind auto-completions as in the features it integrates with JtR?
> Not sure about core john, auto-completions get lists from config file
> though 'hidden' option of john with jumbo (`john
> --list=hidden-options`). I think we could do similarly for drop-down
> lists in Johnny, similar support of that parsing john's config may be
> added later for core john.
>
>> You've guessed my intentions, I'll have some spare time in this last quarter
>> and I'd like to use some of it on something gratifying, like Johnny. Get it
>> a bit farther then it is now.
> Awesome! You're welcome!
>
>> Without further ado, let's get down to business, what's the current latest
>> branch that you've worked on(guessing master by the looks of it)?
> Yes, 'master' branch is the main. Though all branches should be the
> same now. I have wrong layout of branches so it may be reasonable to
> remove them all and make it different way.
>
>> I'll take
>> that current version for a spin and then come up with a plan that we can
>> both work on. I have some features of my own that I'd like Johnny to support
>> so I'll include those in that plan too. Any other standing features or plans
>> that Johnny might have accumulated throughout time could be best added to
>> this discussion.
> Great! I'll add to the list too.
>
> Thanks!
>
I've sent the plan as a separate e-mail. As for Github, I pulled your 
master on top of mine, thus you can go ahead and remove all the other 
branches you have after you've verified that master is indeed the latest.
I propose we work on master, with separate feature/refactoring branches 
as needed then merging back into master, for the sake of simplicity.
We can then tag releases from master too. How does this sound for you?

Shinnok

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