Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 20:10:48 -0500 From: "JimF" <jfoug@....net> To: <john-dev@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: 1.7.8.Jumbo-1 From: "Solar Designer" >> It may be a little late in the game to get it into 1.7.8-J1, > > No, it's not late. If you submit a patch today, I'll consider it for > inclusion in -jumbo-1 tomorrow. I will try to get the code, and get a patch up. Like I said, the machine is not here at home, and I am actually out at my cabin site right now. However, I should be able to remote in later tonight when I get home. I will do what i can to get the patch in. >> Alex, what are your plans for J1? Is J1 going to be just a simple port >> of >> J6, and then we get the recent patches in (and this request), into a >> quick >> J2 follow up? Or do we try to get these recent changes into a port of >> the >> J6 code? > > In general, my intent is for -jumbo-1's to be straightforward ports of > the latest jumbo from the previous JtR release, but with obvious problem > fixes added. So patches that fix bugs/problems are within consideration > for -jumbo-1, whereas patches that make invasive changes or add features > are to be postponed for -jumbo-2. Ok. The make file change 'should' be non-invasive. It would have those formats built by default, but provides a quick method to disable them on systems with problems. I know that magnum did some work, using opensslv.h and #defining versions. This code causes proper compiling on a system of mine, but the link fails. Thus, in theory, it looks good, but there are systems where compile time detection may not be the best. AFAIK, on that system, openssl is not properly installed. However, I have no control over that, so I end up having to do a lot of hand editing (currently). There were several patches which were bug fixes. There is also mscash2, which magnum and I are still working on. I might try to get a single patch done, with all of the tested fixes in it. There may still be some optimizations coming, but that is obviously not as important as getting things working fully and properly. Jim.
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