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Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:50:17 +0400
From: Aleksey Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: GSoC project - GUI for John the Ripper

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 01:38:54AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 08:48:14PM +0100, Kamil Neczaj wrote:
> > I have read about GUI writing task for John the Ripper on openwall's web 
> > page. There is information: "work was started by Shinnok and Aleksey 
> > Cherepanov" on the wiki. Are they working on the GUI now, or rather had 
> > done a part and abandoned it?
> It's something in-between.

It is rather abandoned though not intentionally (for me causes are
studying and bad time management (fixing it actively now)). But both
me and Shinnok would like to continue the development.

Only a tiny part is done. So there is a plenty of work.

The project is not "owned". Any help is appreciated. And you are
welcome to participate at any time. For GSoC developer will be chosen
fairly: developer who suits for that task better will be chosen if any
(I am ready for that I may be not chosen).

> Aleksey has code that I think he should just
> release in a tarball for people to try out (which will help us decide on
> further direction for the project), but somehow he is not doing that
> despite of my suggestion that he should do it with no further delay.

I am sorry. I released and announced it yesterday.

Alexander, did not I miss something? What should I do yet?

> Meanwhile, the code may be obtained via git:
> git clone git://

That version confuses new users much. I hope new cleaned up version
does not.

> As it relates to GSoC, Aleksey is welcome to apply (preferably along
> with making and announcing that tarball thing finally), and others may
> apply as well.  Then we'll have to make the tough decision on whether to
> work on this under GSoC 2012 (I am already seeing some interest in this
> task, which is great), and who will be the one to work on it (under
> GSoC, we can't have more than one student work on the same project; we
> may have two students work on two different approaches to the GUI
> independently, but we're unlikely to use GSoC resources like that).

Thanks! I will apply.

Aleksey Cherepanov

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