[squeak-dev] Re: Cryptography

Rob Withers reefedjib at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 30 02:36:44 UTC 2010

Hi David,

I am CCing the squeak-dev list.

I had tried to contact Ron over the weekend, since he is the admin for the 
SqueakSource Cryptography package.  I needed to add you as a member of the 
Crypto team.   That's right, you are a member now.  I didn't hear from him 
so the email address may be bad.   We'll see if we hear from him in the 
future.  I hope so.

Do you have the link to the Crypto mailing list?

I agree we should do this in public.  I would suggest the squeak-dev list.

We may have several "forks" and/or subsequent work done from the root 

The root package for SSL is in the Monticello repository 
http://www.squeaksource.com/Cryptography, but it may not be the latest.  I 
think that the SSL package there is the latest...Whoa!  I just checked again 
and new SSL packages were inserted 2 days ago.  The latest there used to be 
SSL-rww.4.mcz and now there is a SSL-jrd.12.mcz.

The root package for Cryptography is in the same repository, but it is less 
clear which is the latest and greatest.  There is a mixture of version 
numbers.  I am using Cryptography-cmm.13.mcz.   All tests pass except for a 
Rindael test and an X509 test (due to bad validity dates).

I know there is packages in 
http://croquet-src-01.oit.duke.edu:8886/Contributions.   SSL look like the 
ones now in the Cryptography repository above.   The Cryptography packages 
in Contributions look like they are also in the Cryptography repository, but 
mixed up with other work.  In Contributions, there is the sequence of 

Cryptography-RJT.10.mcz (the root package)

These are interwoven with other packages in the Cryptography repository, 
with the same version numbers.

Lastly, David, it sounded like you have developments that you wanted to 


From: "C. David Shaffer" <cdshaffer at acm.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:23 PM
To: "Rob Withers" <reefedjib at yahoo.com>; "Ron Teitelbaum" <Ron at USMedRec.com>
Subject: Cryptography

> Ron and Rob,
> I see that there is a Cryptography mailing list but that there hasn't
> been a post since 2009.  I would like updates to Cryptography to happen
> "in public" since I think a lot of people are interested in these
> packages.  I can post to either forum.
> Based on what I've seen, integrating work that has been done may take a
> few 'back-and-forths' so I just need to know in what forum to raise
> questions.
> Finally, I know I'm not part of the Crypto team and I'm no expert in
> cryptography or even the Squeak frameworks.  What I see, however, is the
> there is some code harvesting to be done and I think I can do a little
> of it without causing any harm.  I'm using SSL and MD5+HMAC heavily
> under Squeak3.9 and Squeak4.1 (soon) and so I can exercise parts of the
> framework past what is already covered by unit tests.  Any other bugs
> that I introduce can be fixed by harsh words from those that use those
> bits of functionality.
> David

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