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Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:39:29 +0200
From: rembrandt <>
Subject: Re: JtR

> Hi,
> I've released John the Ripper, along with an update of the jumbo
> patch to this new version (a mere update, no new stuff yet).  Besides
> adding proper links to these new releases, I've also cleaned up the JtR
> homepage a bit further:
> The changes made since are desirable primarily for packages of
> JtR, such as for *BSD "ports" and Linux distributions:
> * "make check" has been implemented (for Unix-like systems only).
> * The "--test" option will now take an optional argument - the duration
> of each benchmark in seconds.
> * Section .note.GNU-stack has been added to all assembly files to avoid
> the stack area unnecessarily being made executable on Linux systems that
> use this mechanism.
> * Some very minor bugs that did not affect normal operation have been fixed.
> * Some unimportant compiler warnings have been fixed, a source code
> comment has been made more verbose and more complete.
> Since version has existed for a year and proved to be reliable,
> and since the changes between and are so minor,
> is being declared the new "stable" release.
> Alexander

YAY! :-)
Thus there's no exception anymore to not include 1.7.3.x to the OpenBSD
ports (I offen faced the argument "it is not the stable version") :-D

Kind regards,

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