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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:30:54 +0400
From: Aleksey Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: Johnny GUI current state

Hi Shinnok,

On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 01:29:47PM +0300, Shinnok wrote:
> On 10/3/2014 8:15 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
> >Hi Shinnok,
> >
> >On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 04:27:48PM +0400, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
> >>On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 02:02:39PM +0300, Shinnok wrote:
> >>>Long time since I've been posting here or got in touch with either Solar or
> >>>Aleksey, so I want to say Hi first.
> >>>What's the current development state and future for the Johnny GUI. Has it
> >>>been getting any love, planning or requests lately? I've skimmed the list a
> >>>bit but I don't see much. Has there been any GSoC'ers assigned to it lately?
> >>I am responsible for Johnny now. I spent 1 month on it during gsoc
> >>2012 and I should finish it. Though I did not touch it for a long
> >>time (2 years?! oh... my bad).
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>I released version 1.1. I cleaned out unimplemented stubs. Also I
> >>reworked "Options" page/tab. Only core john is supported.
> >Johnny is far behind bash auto-completions made by Frank Dittrich. He
> >was my mentor during the gsoc.
> >
> >Work together would be a lot of fun. Would you like to try? Propose a
> >list of features for the next release and mark features that you'd
> >like to try to implement yourself, please!
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
> Hey Aleksey,
> Nice to hear from you.
> Far behind auto-completions as in the features it integrates with JtR?

Not sure about core john, auto-completions get lists from config file
though 'hidden' option of john with jumbo (`john
--list=hidden-options`). I think we could do similarly for drop-down
lists in Johnny, similar support of that parsing john's config may be
added later for core john.

> You've guessed my intentions, I'll have some spare time in this last quarter
> and I'd like to use some of it on something gratifying, like Johnny. Get it
> a bit farther then it is now.

Awesome! You're welcome!

> Without further ado, let's get down to business, what's the current latest
> branch that you've worked on(guessing master by the looks of it)?

Yes, 'master' branch is the main. Though all branches should be the
same now. I have wrong layout of branches so it may be reasonable to
remove them all and make it different way.

> I'll take
> that current version for a spin and then come up with a plan that we can
> both work on. I have some features of my own that I'd like Johnny to support
> so I'll include those in that plan too. Any other standing features or plans
> that Johnny might have accumulated throughout time could be best added to
> this discussion.

Great! I'll add to the list too.


Aleksey Cherepanov

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