Commit 144620e0 authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller

More news entries for nettle-2.5.

parent 77faa512
NEWS for the 2.5 release NEWS for the 2.5 release
This release includes important portability fixes for Windows
and MacOS. There are also a few new features.
* Warning: The undocumented, internal, function
pkcs1_signature_prefix is changed. Since this is an internal
function, this is not considered a change of ABI or API.
Programs explicitly using this function will break.
New features:
* Support for the salsa20 block cipher, including x86_64
assembler. Originally contributed by Simon Josefsson, based
on the reference implementation, then further optimized.
* Tentative interface for timing-resistant RSA functions,
contributed by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos.
* A more general interface for PKCS#1 signatures, taking the
input in the form of a "DigestInfo". Suggested by Nikos
Mavrogiannopoulos.
Miscellaneous:
* Various portability fixes for MacOS and M$ Windows. A lot of * Various portability fixes for MacOS and M$ Windows. A lot of
this work done by Martin Storsjö. this work done by Martin Storsjö.
* In particular, Nettle now hopefully works on 64-bit Windows * In particular, Nettle now hopefully works on 64-bit Windows
builds, "W64", including the x86_64 assemby code. builds, "W64", including the x86_64 assembly code.
* Documentation for the base16 and base64 functions. Was * Documentation and example programs for the base16 and base64
contributed by Jeronimo Pellegrini back in 2006, but functions. Was contributed by Jeronimo Pellegrini back in
unfortunately forgotten until now. 2006, but unfortunately forgotten until now.
* The nettle repository has been migrated from cvs to git, * The nettle repository has been migrated from cvs to git,
with a public repository at with a public repository at
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