[Botan-devel] Botan 1.7.19 released: New HMAC RNG, Turing optimizations, Intel Prescott fixes

Jack Lloyd lloyd at randombit.net
Thu Nov 6 20:17:07 EST 2008

Botan 1.7.19 has been released, with these change notes:

* 1.7.19, 2008-11-06
 - Add HMAC_RNG, based on a design by Hugo Krawczyk
 - Optimized the Turing stream cipher (about 20% faster on x86-64)
 - Modify Randpool's reseeding algorithm to poll more sources
 - Add a new AutoSeeded_RNG in auto_rng.h
 - OpenPGP_S2K changed to take hash object instead of name
 - Add automatic identification for Intel's Prescott processors

More information about the changes in this release can be found in

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