[Vm-dev] [Cryptography Team] Porting the Cryptography library to use libsodium

Ron Teitelbaum ron at usmedrec.com
Sat Sep 10 14:23:33 UTC 2022

Hi Rob,

Probably the best thing to do is have a look at SqueakSSL.  It has a method
to lookup OS Provided crypto modules.  Marcel is currently supporting it.
I wouldn't suggest adding libsodium to it but instead use it as a framework
to support the same smalltalk api and then add to it whatever you
believe is needed that you don't get from OpenSSL.

Building SqueakLibSodium as a Plugin makes the most sense to me.  It would
be nice if we could find a good way to find a way to keep both packages in
sync but having them as different packages seems much safer.  I'm happy to
be convinced otherwise.

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum

On Sat, Sep 10, 2022 at 9:55 AM rabbit <rabbit at callistohouse.org> wrote:

> Good morning!
> I have successfully made and installed libsodium on my box (Ubuntu Jammy).
> I wish to access functions in the libsodium.so from Squeak, but I am not
> familiar with FFI (Alien?).
> Another question I have is how to configure the vm to include libsodium.so
> or does using FFI remove that need? Is it possible to have the VM
> automatically download, make and install the libsodium.so? My approach is
> to get it all working then make it work right.
> Have a Good One; Keep it, Light.
> Kindly,
> rabbit
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