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Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 19:07:16 +0200
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: John the Ripper 1.7.9-jumbo-6

On 07/04/2012 06:51 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 06:12:43PM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote:
>> On 07/04/2012 06:02 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
>>> someone in the "heise online" thread asked for a GUI.
>> But he got 88% negative votes from other users for his opinion
>> (only registered users can vote).
> Oh, I didn't notice that.  Anyway, it does not mean that having an
> optional GUI wouldn't be a plus, considering some prospective users.

Yes, those people who would start john just once a year to check the
strength of their own passwords would certainly benefit from a GUI.

Meanwhile someone who apparently downloaded the windows .zip file
complained about the lack of separation between user data and programs,
the developers apparently "still living in the DOS era", because even
the tutorial suggests to store config files and log files in the same
directory as the program files.

I don't know the Windows build. Would it be possible to alternatively
provide a Windows build with JOHN_SYSTEMWIDE set?
Will JOHN_PRIVATE_HOME               "~/.john" work as expected in this
case, or are OS specific #ifdefs required?


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