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Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:27:20 +0200
From: SL <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: latest john and all patch included

Am 10.07.2009 um 01:38 schrieb Solar Designer <>:

> Basically, the question is - should someone be putting out pre-patched
> trees for the dummies?

Whoever wants that doesn't care about opensource. Make it part of JtR  
Pro, unless that gives licensing issues.

> Not only pre-patched, but also pre-compiled distributions make more
> sense to me, especially given that some systems don't come with a C
> compiler pre-installed (e.g., Xcode for Mac OS X is a gigabyte  
> download).

Supports my suggestion above.

> Then, maybe the jumbo patch should eventually be replaced with a
> community tree, which several contributors would have commit access  
> to.
> This would probably solve the pre-patched tree "issue", making the  
> patch secondary.

So you really think that "cvs checkout" will solve the "I have trouble  
applying 'patch -p1 < ../patchfile.diff' problem? Just kidding. ;-) I  
like this idea!

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