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Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 19:17:50 +0100
From: magnum <>
Cc: Shubham Jain <>
Subject: Re: Guidance for contribution to the project

On 2015-11-04 10:46, Shubham Jain wrote:
> Hello,
>      I am really interest to contribute something for OpenWall. I am newbie
> to Opensource. I am a Computer Science student, proficient in C,C++,Java
> and Verilog, and have done courses - Crypography, Computer Architecture,
> Operating Systems,Data Structure and Algorithms etc. I really loved the
> Cryptography course and was really interested to work on some
> Implementation part of it. Would you please guide me how should I start and
> progress for the same.
> I started reading the John the Ripper docs and wiki and seeing some use of
> GPU programming, have started learning OpenCL. Thanks in advance.


Most JtR development is based on bleeding-jumbo branch of and there are plenty of 
GitHub "issues" open. Some are bugs, many are enhancements or new 
formats. Some are super trivial and some are very hard - or tedious. So 
you could pick anything suitable and we appreciate quality pull 
requests! Then again, you are obviously not limited to existing issues.


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