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Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 01:49:10 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: plans for 1.7.9-jumbo-7, new formats interface, 1.8

On 2012-07-03 01:08, Solar Designer wrote:
> I think that it would be good for us to release a 1.7.9-jumbo-7 with
> little more than bugfixes for issues found in -6, in 1-2 weeks from now.

We have kept all the hazard stuff in bleeding-jumbo. I think Dhiru added
one or two formats. Dhiru, are these safe for old versions of OpenSSL
and so on?

> Thus, I think that we either need to keep magnum-jumbo conservative for
> now (as opposed to bleeding-jumbo) or start a new bugfix-only branch
> relative to 1.7.9-jumbo-6.  magnum - I'll let you decide on this.

We'll just use bleeding for the crazy stuff for now, and start a third
branch only if/when needed. Dhiru, please confirm: From now on push to
bleeding if you are unsure, or consult the lists.

- We could consider merging Jim's generic SHA-2 code that is now in
bleeding. It's nice and clean and we've seen no problems with it. It
would give a whole bunch of new formats to people stuck with OpenSSL 0.9.7.

> Moving to new formats interface in a "main" tree (that most of us work
> on) is not planned until August (if not later).  However, we will need
> to make such a move (maybe to some intermediate work-in-progress formats
> interface) in July for myrice's work on password generation on GPU
> specifically.  I am hoping to find time to work with myrice on that.
> This is one of my priorities (which I got too many of, unfortunately).
> 1.8 won't be out until at least September.  But we might have the
> formats interface of 1.8 finalized in August if we try really hard -
> mostly if I am able to dedicate enough time to this, as opposed to
> other tasks (most of them non-JtR).

Sounds all good to me, thanks for clearing this up.


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