Commit 6faedbbb authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller
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Started on plan for nettle-2.6.

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<body>
<h1> Nettle release plans </h1>
<p> This is an attempt at defining a development target for
Nettle-2.5, inspired by similar pages for recent GMP releases. [Last
updated 2012-06-09]</p>
Nettle-2.6, inspired by similar pages for recent GMP releases. [Last
updated 2012-11-29]</p>
<p class='should'>
This really ought to be done before release
</p>
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Leave for some later release!
</p>
<h1> Plan for the Nettle-2.5 release </h1>
<h2> RSA blinding </h2>
<p class='done'>
Add tentative interface, as suggested by Nikos. Don't try yet to
get blinding variants of <em>all</em> signature functions.
</p>
<h1> Plan for the Nettle-2.6 release </h1>
<h2> Documentation </h2>
<p class='done'>
Update documentation with info on Salsa20.
<p class='should'>
Update documentation with info on SHA3.
</p>
<p class='should'>
Update NEWS file.
</p>
<h2> Bug fixes </h2>
<p class='done'>
Various w64 fixes, mostly by Martin Storsjö.
</p>
<p class='done'>
Workaround for uint8_fast_t gnutls/gnulib incompatibilty on SunOS 5.8.
</p>
<h2> Other </h2>
<p class='done'> The interface of the internal function
<tt>pkcs1_signature_prefix</tt> has changed. Rename it to
<tt>_pkcs1_signature_prefix</tt>, to clearly mark it internal and
also make applications using it fail more predictably at compile or
link time.</p>
<h2> Testing </h2>
<p> Since xenofarm isn't up and running, do some manual testing:
</p>
<ul>
<li class='done'> x86_64-gnu-linux</li>
<li class='done'> x86_64-freebsd</li>
<li class='done'> x86-gnu-linux</li>
<li class='done'> x86-freebsd</li>
<li class='done'> x86-w*ndows (using cross compiler and wine)</li>
<li class='should'> x86_64-gnu-linux</li>
<li class='should'> x86_64-freebsd</li>
<li class='should'> x86-gnu-linux</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='done'> sparc32-solaris10</li>
<li class='done'> sparc64-solaris10</li>
<li class='should'> sparc32-solaris10</li>
<li class='should'> sparc64-solaris10</li>
</ul>
<h1> Plans for nettle-3.0 </h1>
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Change the type of all lengths from <tt>unsigned</tt>
to <tt>size_t</tt>. An ABI change on most 64-bit platforms.
</p>
<p class='should'>
Change argument type of memxor and memxor3 from uint8_t * to void
* (like modern memcpy). Consider them unconditionally part of the
nettle library, with nettle_ prefix on the symbols, and no
AC_REPLACE_FUNCS.
</p>
<p class='should'>
Rename sha256 to sha2_256, and similar for other sha2 functions.
Split sha.h into sha1.h and sha2.h. For backwards compatibility,
keep sha.h with old names as aliases.
</p>
<p class='should'>
For Merkle-Damgaard hash functions, separate the state and the
buffering. E.g., when using them for HMAC keyed "inner" and
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