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Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 10:15:25 +0300
From: Shinnok <>
Subject: Re: Johnny GUI interactive status from John


On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Shinnok <> wrote:
>>> We can code to receive a RegisteredMessage and then perform the same
>>> duty as the signal.  It's a code change, but likely this will not be
>>> the only code change needed to properly hook in a GUI into the
>>> project.
>>> This can be done easily under cygwin/mingw/or VC.
> Windows messages are of two types: window messages and thread
> messages(PostThreadMessage) for headless applications.
> Both messaging routines require a message queue(for WM_USER++) and
> thus a loop to be run that checks for incoming ones, which seems
> unlikely for JtR.
> Even if we'd like to do it somehow and would create a message
> marshaling thread for John, we still couldn't find out which of the
> two John threads to send the message to:

This response is for you JimF and not Aleksey.

PS: Aleksey: Don't quote things if you don't answer to them. :)

Thanks Jim,


Shinnok <>

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