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Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 16:30:56 +0300
From: Aleksey Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: [core john] [Johnny] Windows event loop


On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 04:06:32PM +0300, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 03:34:00PM +0300, Shinnok wrote:
> > Is #2 the helper executable one? If so, then I'm afraid that is not the most viable solution for the long term.
> > 
> > The way to go is this:
> > 1. For now implement the event loop and handle WM_CLOSE. JtR core would be best.
> Assuming #2 is properly implemented (and Mathieu won't waste a lot of
> time debugging it for release), I think that WM_CLOSE may be not very
> important now.

Explain the reasons to not use the helper program and implement
WM_CLOSE please.

> > 2. Further along the road we should convert to --no-tty option and then we can close JtR just by sending a "q\n".
> > 
> > I'm happy with just supporting a specific version of JtR going forwards and not looking backwards. Johnny is supposed to run on modern desktops and there's no reason why such a desktop can't run a fresh JtR.

Can't we use the helper program till --no-tty interface introduction
skipping WM_CLOSE step?


Aleksey Cherepanov

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