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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:47:55 -0800
From: Dan Tentler <>
Subject: Re: Do the precompiled binaries for windows support

because I lack the experience to do so.
I'm no developer.


On 2/24/12 12:43 AM, Samuele Giovanni Tonon wrote:
> On 02/24/12 02:25, Dan Tentler wrote:
>> It's just helpful - since this is mostly a hobby (meaning my work
>> doesn't fund hardware, I have to use my own) I don't spend enough time
>> cracking passwords to warrant a separate machine with teslas and fermis
>> to run linux on. It saves me the trouble of continually having to reboot
>> a machine for just one purpose.
>> That being said, I'm happily using JtR on both mac osx and linux using
>> MPI - I'd just love to be able to remotely hit a command prompt on my
>> windows machine to leverage that card.
>> I suspect that if a build did surface that supported cuda on windows a
>> huge tide of new users would appear in the community.
> I may sound harsh with this reply but, since you'd really love to see
> jtr with CUDA OpenCL on windows, since john is open source and is based
> on the effort of many people working in their free time and coding for
> hobby, why not trying to compile and port it by yourself ? In this way
> you'd help both yourself and john community.
> Cheers
> Samuele

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