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

Updated release plan.

parent 6f377753
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<body> <body>
<h1> Nettle release plans </h1> <h1> Nettle release plans </h1>
<p> This is an attempt at defining a development target for <p> This is an attempt at defining a development target for
Nettle-2.6, inspired by similar pages for recent GMP releases. [Last Nettle-2.7, inspired by similar pages for recent GMP releases. [Last
updated 2013-01-01]</p> updated 2013-04-02]</p>
<p class='should'> <p class='should'>
This really ought to be done before release This really ought to be done before release
</p> </p>
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</p> </p>
<h1> Plan for the Nettle-2.7 release </h1> <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> <h2> Documentation </h2>
<p class='should'>
Document new ECC functions.
</p>
<p class='should'>
Document salsa20r12.
</p>
<p class='should'> <p class='should'>
Update NEWS file. Update NEWS file.
</p> </p>
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Ensure that <tt>make install</tt> without a preceding Ensure that <tt>make install</tt> without a preceding
<tt>make</tt> works. <tt>make</tt> works.
</p> </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> <h2> Testing </h2>
<p> Since xenofarm isn't up and running, do some manual testing: <p> Since xenofarm isn't up and running, do some manual testing:
</p> </p>
<ul> <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_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-freebsd</li>
<li class='should'> x86-w*ndows (using cross compiler and wine)</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 <li class='wish'> x86_64-w*ndows (seems a bit harder since 64-bit
mingw64 and wine64 working)</li> 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'> sparc32-solaris10</li>
<li class='should'> sparc64-solaris10</li> <li class='should'> sparc64-solaris10</li>
</ul> </ul>
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the private key is not available to the library. And without an the private key is not available to the library. And without an
explosion of the number of functions. explosion of the number of functions.
</p> </p>
<p class='should'>
Make the assembly ALIGN-macro non-logarithmic, reusing the m4 log2
macro in GMP.
</p>
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