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April 18, 2010
Version 3.6.0 

I am pleased to announce the release of AFFLIB 3.6.0.

With this release, AFFLIB now compiles under "mingw" allowing us to
directly produce statically linked executables on Windows. The AFFLIB
release has been significantly shurnk as it no longer needs to include
libewf, openssl, and zlib.

You can now create your own AFFLIB Windows release on a Macintosh using
mingw and the script in bootstrap_mingw.sh. Or you can download our 
precompiled Windows version from http://afflib.org/download/afflib_windows.zip
 




September 30, 2009
Version 3.5.0 Released.
Major features:
      - Simultaneous release of AFFLIB, Bloom, and bulk_extractor for MacOS, Linux and Windows
      - bulk_extractor ported to Java.
      - Single ZIP file for Windows Release

May 20, 2008
Version 3.2.1: Cleanup release of 3.2.0; important new features:
	- Detects truncated files and does not allow them to be opened. 
	- affix now fixes truncated files
	- afcrypto will only encrypt AFF and AFD file types.
	- AFFLIB will no longer open a .afd directory containing no AFF files.

April 14, 2008
Version 3.1.6 released. Corrects bug in handling of raw files larger than 4GB.

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November 26, 2007

AFFLIB 3.0.2 is withdrawn
AFFLIB 3.0.3 is released

Dear AFF Users:

AFFLIB 3.0.3 has been released. This version fixes a bug in the AFF
encryption routines that was inadvertantly introduced between 
AFFLIB 3.0.1 and AFFLIB 3.0.2.  As a result, AFFLIB 3.0.2 has been withdrawn.

The bug in AFFLIB 3.0.2 resulted from a bug in a version of SHA256
that was bundled into AFFLIB between version 3.0.1 and 3.0.2. Both
SHA256 and AES256 are required for AFF encryption. Unfortunately, the
version of SHA256 that was bundled had a data-dependent bug. This bug
only affected systems which did not have a system-installed SHA256
implementation.

As a result of this bug, all private implementations of cryptographic
functions have been stripped from AFFLIB. If you do not have an
OpenSSL library that has SHA256, you will not be able to use AFF
encryption.

The practical result is that some users will not be able to use AFF
encryption without first updating their openssl library. 

ATTENTION MACINTOSH USERS: APPLE'S 10.4 and 10.5 OPERATING SYSTEMS
SHIP WITH A VERSION OF OPENSSL THAT IS OUT-OF-DATE AND DOES NOT
INCLUDE SHA256. If you are using a Macintosh, you must download a copy
of OpenSSL that has SHA256 to use AFF encryption. You can easily
download a modern OpenSSL implementation using the Macports or fink
system.

I apologize for this problem. To prevent it from happening, we've
improved the validation of AFFLIB that runs both when AFFLIB is built
and each time it runs.





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August 18, 2007
AFFLIB Release 2.4.0

I'm pleased to announce the general availability of AFFLIB Release
2.4.0. This release 



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OLD NEWS FOLLOWS
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November 1, 2006

AFFLIB Maintenance Release 2.0.1
* Fixes a number of errors when AFFLIB was being run under Cygwin or Borland C++.

AFFLIB Release 2.0

Key features of this release include:

*  Now uses the GNU build tools (autoconf & automake)
   - Will probe for readline and other features
   - Special addition to search for libraries in multiple locations

* aimage2.0 released
   - -L now enables LZMA compression; use -G for logfile output
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