[Botan-devel] Splitting PK key hierarchy (was Re: [Monotone-devel] 3rd party libraries)

Jack Lloyd lloyd at randombit.net
Fri Oct 24 11:47:37 EDT 2008


On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 11:05:41AM -0400, Jack Lloyd wrote:

> As to the keys - I've realized that deriving the private key classes
> from the public keys was a mistake. Instead the private key should
> have an operation public_key() that returns a new public key object.
> I'd like to fix this sooner rather than later (eg, before 1.8). I
> may give it a try this weekend, actually.

First steps (doesn't even compile) in a new branch
net.randombit.botan.split-key-hierarchy

So far it looks like this won't actually be too terrible in terms of
breaking the existing library code itself or common application
usages.

-Jack



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