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Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:41:59 +0200
From: Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [RFC] Johnny upcoming release !

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 4:08 PM, Shinnok <admin@...nnok.com> wrote:
>
>> On Jun 15, 2015, at 8:54 PM, Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 5:57 PM, Mathieu Laprise <mathlaprise@...il.com> wrote:
>>> Rich,
>>> Could you please upload a new jumbo windows build to the wiki ? On Windows,
>>> something prevented Johnny to work with jumbo and it has been fixed 4 days
>>> ago on bleeding/jumbo.
>>
>> Hi Mathieu!
>>
>> It would be awesome if you could test the following latest build,
>>
>> https://circle-artifacts.com/gh/magnumripper/JohnTheRipper/17/artifacts/0/home/ubuntu/JohnTheRipper/JtR-MinGW.zip
>>
>> Windows builds are now automatically generated whenever someone pushes
>> code to our GitHub repository.
>
> I'm afraid we can't consider the MinGW build for Johnny at this moment. We must stick with Cygwin(what works) since resources are limited and we need to stay focused, we have
quite enough to handle.

I understand. I haven't followed the "Ctrl+C" discussions (on
john-dev), but maybe we can fix this in MinGW builds, with minimal
effort?

> That being said,
>
> Is that a static build? stdlib included?

It is not a static build. All the required libraries are included, and
it runs fine as it is :-)

> By the way, what's the "official" word on MinGW JtR? Is it supposed to work, kind of works or you're on your own?

The MinGW builds work great. Yes, MinGW builds are now a part of the
"official" JtR-jumbo repository,

https://github.com/magnumripper/JohnTheRipper

...

Also, I might tackle the task of packaging the MinGW builds in a nice
Windows installer, pretty soon.

-- 
Dhiru

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