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<title>TODO for coming releases</title>
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  <h1> Nettle release plans </h1>
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  <p> This is an attempt at defining a development target for
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    Nettle-3.3, inspired by similar pages for recent GMP releases.
    [Last updated 2016-05-04]</p>
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  <p class='should'>
    This really ought to be done before release
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    Try to get this done before release
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  <p class='done'>
    Done!
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  <p class='postponed'>
    Leave for some later release!
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  <h1> Plans for nettle-3.2 </h1>
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  <h2> New features </h2>
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  <p class='wish'>
    Add larger "safe" curves, e.g., M-383, curve41417, curve448 and
    E-521.
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  <p class='wish'>
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    Add functions for converting ECC points to and from ANSI x9.62.
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  <p class='wish'>
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    Use side-channel silent GMP functions for RSA and DSA. May require
    additional interface changes, to use mpn functions.
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  <p class='wish'>
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    Side-channel silent mem_equalp.
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  <h2> Optimizations </h2>

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  <p class='wish'>
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    Assembly optimizations for ARMv8 (64-bit).
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  <p class='wish'>
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    Further optimizations of curve25519 and EdDSA, in particular,
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    <a href='http://www.hyperelliptic.org/EFD/g1p/auto-twisted-extended-1.html#addition-add-2008-hwcd-3'>more
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    efficient</a> point addition.
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  <h2> Miscellaneous </h2>
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    Use more functions from GMP-6 and later, when available:
    mpn_sec_add_1, mpn_sec_tabselect, mpn_sec_invert, mpn_cnd_swap,
    ...
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  <h2> Documentation </h2>
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  <p class='done'>
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    Update SHA3 documentation.
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  </p>
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  <p class='done'>
    Update and extend RSA documentation.
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  <h2> Build system </h2>
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  <p class='wish'>
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    Update AX_CREATE_STDINT_H to the latest version.
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  <h2> Testing </h2>
  <p> Since xenofarm isn't up and running, do some manual testing:
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    <li class='should'> x86_64-linux-gnu</li>
    <li class='should'> x86-linux-gnu</li>
    <li class='should'> x86_64-freebsd</li>
    <li class='should'> x86-w*ndows (using cross compiler and wine)</li>
    <li class='should'> x86_64-w*ndows (using cross compiler and wine)</li>
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    <li class='should'> x86-darwin (needs help from Nettle users)</li>
    <li class='should'> x86_64-darwin (needs help from Nettle users)</li>
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    <li class='should'> armv5-linux-gnu (qemu)</li>
    <li class='should'> armv7-linux-gnu (qemu)</li>
    <li class='should'> armv8-linux-gnu (qemu)</li>
    <li class='should'> ppc64-linux-gnu (qemu)</li>
    <li class='should'> ppc32-linux-gnu (qemu)</li>
    <li class='should'> mips64-linux-gnu (qemu)</li>
    <li class='should'> mips32-linux-gnu (qemu)</li>
    <li class='should'> m68k-linux-gnu (aranym)</li>
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    <li class='wish'> armv7-android </li>
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  </ul>

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  <h1> Changes under consideration for later releases </h1>
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  <p> These are some other changes under consideration. </p>

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  <h2> Interface changes </h2>
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  <p class='should'>
    For Merkle-Damgaard hash functions, separate the state and the
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    buffering. E.g., when using them for HMAC keyed "inner" and
    "outer" states, we now get three buffers but we only need one.
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  </p>
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    Reorganize private key operations. Need to support RSA with and
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    without blinding, and DSA according to spec and some deterministic
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    variant (like putty
    or <a href='http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6979'>RFC6979</a>), and
    possibly also smartcard versions where the private key is not
    available to the library. And without an explosion of the number
    of functions.
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