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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:56:06 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Jumbo 1 release

On 2014-12-18 14:45, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 09:30:14AM +0100, magnum wrote:
>> Current status:

> "Mention Markov mode and mask mode in doc/MODES?" - would be nice, but
> if it's not done already, it might be too late for 1.8.0-jumbo-1, which
> I might release _today_.

Cool. Not much of a problem.

> "DEScrypt-opencl disabled or not?" - it's a pity we "had to" disable
> this format at all.  I doubt it's the only one producing errors with
> _some_ Catalyst versions on _some_ cards.  Maybe we should have just
> kept it enabled.  It's not like we have perfect quality code in other
> formats anyway.  I am fine with whatever you guys decide, though, as
> long as the format is easy to enable and use.

It is enabled (line is still in john.conf but with a "No" as in "not 
disabled") since yesterday.

>> Incomplete list of tasks:
>> (...)
> It feels unrealistic to "properly" take care of all of these, yet
> release before the end of December.
> I am tempted to go ahead and release what we've got today, with some
> very minor changes of my own.
> If I don't do it today, I might not do it for a while. ;-(

I say go for it! Perhaps consider cherry-picking first or both of 
Sayantan's patches that are in the descrypt-test-amd branch though (as 
mentioned in the descrypt issue now)


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