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Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 01:35:17 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: current windows binary of john


On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 02:32:20PM -0400, Erik Winkler wrote:
> I updated the binaries on my site at to  
> use the jumbo patch update ( released by Alexander  
> yesterday.

Thank you!  I've placed these at:

Notice how I renamed the files to make it clear that these are builds of
patched JtR (not official), to include the jumbo patch revision number,
and to include a build revision number (in case you or someone else
produce a newer build of the same revision of the code, e.g. correcting
some build error).

I have not linked these from the JtR homepage yet.  I might do so when
they receive some testing (and success reports in here).

> Universal binary build works great!

Well, yes, but the Markov mode utility programs are PPC-only (not
covered by the universal target - no one bothered to enhance the
Makefile to take care of that).  Not a big deal for an unofficial build
like that I think, as they should nevertheless work via the emulation,
and they are not performance critical.

Some minor "complaints" about the Win32 zip archive:

- README.win32.txt uses a mix of DOS and Unix linefeeds;

- doc/* files remained with Unix linefeeds only (it would be better to
convert them to DOS linefeeds for Win32 binary archives);

- having the __MACOSX subdirectory in that archive is weird;

- almost all files are set to world-writable (mode 777), unlike with the
Mac OS X zip archives.

Thanks again,


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