Commit 8ab86f23 authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller

Updated release plan.

parent 6f377753
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<h1> Nettle release plans </h1>
<p> This is an attempt at defining a development target for
Nettle-2.6, inspired by similar pages for recent GMP releases. [Last
updated 2013-01-01]</p>
Nettle-2.7, inspired by similar pages for recent GMP releases. [Last
updated 2013-04-02]</p>
<p class='should'>
This really ought to be done before release
</p>
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</p>
<h1> Plan for the Nettle-2.7 release </h1>
<h2> Code </h2>
<p class='should'>
Support older GMP versions, as far as practical.
</p>
<p class='should'>
Make use of GMP's mpn_cnd_add_n and mpn_sub_n (which will be
available in the next GMP release).
</p>
<p class='should'>
Rewrite x86_64/sha3-permute.asm. Moves between xmm registers and
regular registers kill performance at least on some AMD
processors.
</p>
<p class='wish'>
Include UMAC. Needs a serious effort to produce test vectors.
</p>
<h2> Documentation </h2>
<p class='should'>
Document new ECC functions.
</p>
<p class='should'>
Document salsa20r12.
</p>
<p class='should'>
Update NEWS file.
</p>
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Ensure that <tt>make install</tt> without a preceding
<tt>make</tt> works.
</p>
<p class='wish'>
Make the assembly ALIGN-macro non-logarithmic, reusing the m4 log2
macro in GMP. Current macros have the problem that in m4 eval,
<tt>&lt;&lt;</tt> is not supported by Solaris, while <tt>**</tt>
is not supported by OpenBSD.
</p>
<h2> Testing </h2>
<p> Since xenofarm isn't up and running, do some manual testing:
</p>
<ul>
<li class='should'> x86_64-gnu-linux</li>
<li class='should'> x86_64-linux-gnu</li>
<li class='should'> x86_64-freebsd</li>
<li class='should'> x86-gnu-linux</li>
<li class='should'> x86-linux-gnu</li>
<li class='should'> x86-freebsd</li>
<li class='should'> x86-w*ndows (using cross compiler and wine)</li>
<li class='wish'> x86_64-w*ndows (seems a bit harder to get
mingw64 and wine64 working)</li>
<li class='wish'> x86_64-w*ndows (seems a bit harder since 64-bit
wine is not yet available in debian)</li>
<li class='should'> x86-darwin (needs help from Nettle users)</li>
<li class='should'> x86_64-darwin (needs help from Nettle users)</li>
<li class='should'> armv7-linux-gnu (pandaboard test platform)</li>
<li class='wish'> armv7-android (possible test platform: N10 tablet)</li>
<li class='should'> sparc32-solaris10</li>
<li class='should'> sparc64-solaris10</li>
</ul>
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the private key is not available to the library. And without an
explosion of the number of functions.
</p>
<p class='should'>
Make the assembly ALIGN-macro non-logarithmic, reusing the m4 log2
macro in GMP.
</p>
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