Project Release Information
A log window has been added for messages from running algorithms. A scheme interface now exists using Guile, and this has been used to create preset groups of componant settings. Two new componants have also been included: a simulated annealing algorithm, and the grid transposition cipher from the stable branch.
Crank has been largely rewritten to support a componant architecture, and this is the first release featuring this. It is hoped that by splitting up the various cipher classes, cryptanalysis algorithms, and plaintext evalution functions, code reuse can be maximised.
The "makefile" has been converted to use autoconf, and a "make install" target has been added. The GUI now has a toolbar. A new plugin type for plaintext comparisons has been introduced.
Route transposition cipher and concealment cipher
tools have been added.
This release includes a new editable source text
pane, making operation of plug-ins much more
obvious, as well as various cosmetic improvements.