Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:27:05 -0600 From: "jfoug" <jfoug@....net> To: <john-dev@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: RE: post 1.7.8-jumbo-7 changes summary >From reading the changes listed on the patches page, here is a trimmed down list of changes I see, that I think are relative to mention. The last line (the "many bug fixes, ....") catches a lot of the changes. There may be some of them large enough that Magnum feels they need a user notification mention. There are some new john.conf option values. We may want to list those, and the 'new' behavior they deal with. Crc32 format. Added BF subformat to generic crypt Changed 'md5_gen' format into dynamic. Non-exact password checking. WinZip, Crc32 or other formats which have multiple possible finds, or in which john does not properly fully test candidate finds. Optionally emit a status line at every cracked password Show number of candidates tried in status line. Added option for changing min/max keys per crypt to 1 or something lower than default. Added OMP support for Crypt-MD5 for intrinsics builds Added a linux-x86-64i target that uses an sse-intrinsics.S pre-compiled with icc. Unification of output format, and ability to read any form valid input format, for dynamic format, or any thin format using dynamic. Use SSE2 intrinsic code for raw-md4. Many bug fixes, usability fixes, and enhancements. Several new build rules, build fixes, many utf8/Unicode fixes/enhancements. >From: Solar Designer [mailto:solar@...nwall.com] > >magnum, Jim - > >I might release a 1.7.8-jumbo-8 soon. For this, it'd be helpful to have >a summary of changes the two of you made since -jumbo-7 ready for my >processing (for the release announcement). Can you prepare one, please? > >Thanks, > >Alexander
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