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Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 21:06:22 -0500
From: "JimF" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: 1.7.8 Jumbo-6

This is a good list of what was done.  I am going to dig through the patch 
file myself, and see if anything was missed, but I think (from memory), that 
the below lists looks pretty comprehensive on the changes.


From: "magnum" <>

> On 2011-09-17 08:12, Solar Designer wrote:
>> Would you summarize the changes since -jumbo-5, please - in a form
>> that you feel is suitable for john-users (detailed) and Freshmeat
>> (brief).  I'll derive other levels of detail (for other places) from
>> these two.
> Here is a first brief collection of all patch descriptions, for a starter:
> * Numerous bug, performance and portability fixes (JimF/magnum)
> * New encodings supported: iso-8859-1, iso-8859-15, koi8-r, cp437, cp850, 
> cp858, cp866, cp737, cp1251, cp1252 (JimF/magnum)
> * Full encoding support for single mode, rules and character classes. Some 
> new character classes added (JimF/magnum)
> * Full encoding support for all formats, including md5_gen (JimF/magnum)
> * Unicode DumbForce external modes added (magnum)
> * User-defined character classes added (magnum)
> * Tripcode format added (Solar)
> * DMD format fixed to behave like normal formats (magnum)
> * Generic-crypt format now recognises some subformats (md5/sha256/sha512) 
> for benchmarking (magnum)
> * Wordlist mode is now much faster when using memory buffer (JimF/magnum)
> * New option bools in john.conf: LogCrackedPasswords, AlwaysReportUTF8, 
> UnicodeStoreUTF8, CPstoreUTF8 (magnum)
> * Pkzip format added (JimF)
> * raw-md5-unicode replaced with faster 'thin' raw-md5u (magnum)
> * Added the ability for john.conf file to include other .conf files, 
> sections including sections [eg. rules including rules] (JimF)
> * Duplicated rules supressed (JimF)
> * New rule reject flag ->N (reject unless length N is supported by format) 
> (magnum)

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