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NEWS for the 1.8 release

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	New example programs, demonstrating encrypting and decrypting
	files using RSA, and random sessions keys for bulk encryption
	and message authentication.

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	Support for systems that don't have alloca. On such systems,
	some of Nettle's functions have arbitrary limits applied to
	their input.

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	Uses AX_CREATE_STDINT_H, to support systems without
	inttypes.h.

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	Support for the md2 and md4 hash functions.
	 
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	New name mangling, to reduce the risk of link collisions. All
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	functions (except memxor) now use a nettle_ or _nettle_ prefix
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	when seen by the linker. For most functions, the header file
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	that declares a function also uses #define to provide a
	shorter more readable name without the prefix.
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	The shared library soname for this version is libnettle.so.2.
	
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NEWS for the 1.7 release

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	Implemented DSA.

	Renamed RSA functions for consistency. Now it's
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	rsa_public_key_init, not rsa_init_public_key, etc.
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	Both RSA and DSA now have sign/verify functions that take the
	hash digest as argument.

	A rewritten and much more powerful sexp-conv program.

	Other changes to the sexp code, in particular updating it to
	the latest SPKI draft.

	Building nettle as a shared library (ELF only) seems to work.
	The version number is increased, so the library "soname" for
	this release is "libnettle.so.1".

	Bugfixes. Fixes for build and portability problems.

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NEWS for the 1.6 release

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	Optimized assembler implementations of aes, for sparc and x86.

	The aes interface has changed slightly. The function
	aes_set_key is no more. Instead one has to use
	aes_set_encrypt_key or aes_set_decrypt_key. Sorry about that. 

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	New example programs, rsa-keygen, rsa-sign and rsa-verify,
	located in the examples directory.

	New configure option --enable-shared, which builds a shared
	library. Not tested.

	New experimental features, including sexp parsing and
	formatting, and changes to base64 encoding and decoding. The
	interfaces to these functions are subject to change, and are
	documented only in the source code.
	
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NEWS for the 1.5 release

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	RSA support. Key generation and signatures.
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	Support for HMAC (RFC-2104).
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	An implementation of the Yarrow-256 PRNG.

	New sections in the manual.
	
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	Changed the interface for hash functions. The md5_digest
	function is now equivalent to the old sequence of md5_final,
	md5_digest, md5_init, and similarly for the other hashing
	algorithms. This makes the interface simpler.

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NEWS for the 1.0 release

	Fixed twofish bug spotted by Jean-Pierre Stierlin.

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	Added des3 and cbc.
	
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	New RFC-1321-like interface in nettle/md5-compat.h, suggested
	by Assar Westerlund.

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	New libdes-style compatibility interface in nettle/des-compat.h.