[NEWS] pkt 2.0 released

pkt
yhs
2004-08-09
2004-08-09
  • yhs
    yhs
    2004-08-09

    2.0
    Added output directory/prefix option for rebuild, decode, decrypt and decompress
    Added file finder in GUI interface (text editor)
    Added warning notice for badly behaved and/or buggy JVMs
    Added Virtual Keyboard utility
    Updated CLI help text for file prefix/output directory option
    1.9
    Optimized AES-256bit cryptography engine (25-28% faster on average)
    Added optimized AES-128bit Encryptor/Decryptor
    Added Find/Replace in text editor
    Added blowfish crypto algorithm (128-bit) with full 448-bit key capability
    Added crypto selector in GUI & CLI
    1.8
    Fixed activation bug.
    1.7
    Added text editor
    Added view console
    UI cleanups
    1.6
    Added legacy archiver for standard archive formats
    Added TAR.GZ compression, decompression and listing support
    Added TAR.BZ2 compression, decompression and listing support
    Added TAR compression, decompression and listing support
    Added ZIP/JAR compression, decompression and listing support
    Fixed Wipe UI bug
    UI cleanups
    1.5
    Parity UI bug fixed
    Added conversion tool
    Added quit with log cleanup
    UI cleanups.
    1.4
    Basic utility package added
    Added World Time Clock utility
    Added Calendar utility
    Added Scientific Calculator utility
    1.3
    Added mini Web Browser for online help.
    Added optimized AES 128 bit encryption code (not enabled yet).
    1.2
    Implemented 8K read buffers on small reads. Minor performance enhancement
    Added Hex Editor
    Added Hex Editor tools including convertor and diff / merge functions
    1.1
    Invalid args now shown on the CLI
    Added right click for file info in file box
    ISNetworks/Mindbright MindTerm GPL code chunk updated, bugfixed and snapin added
    VNC (Virtual Network Computing) available from GUI
    SSH (Secure Shell) available from GUI
    SCP (Secure Copy) available from GUI
    STUN (Secure tunnels) available from GUI
    Added Department of Defense standard 5220.22-M (CLEAR) file shredding system
    Added copy with merge functionality
    PKT Engine version now passed in bridge
    1.0
    CRLF bugfix with filter args
    JWS patch for proper Java Web Start deployment
    JDOM upgraded to the latest (0.9) from (0.8)
    0.9
    GUI is now fully multithreaded/multitasking
    Concurrent parity and encryption/compression directory scan errors fixed
    Decode/Decrypt/Rebuild now allocated properly
    Added CRLF filter to GUI
    Removed unnecessary check for xml and gif files (thinlet auto-resolves)
    Fixed bug in decrypt terminate on invalid password fix.
    Updated GUI button placement
    Added right click for viewing pkt contents in GUI file box
    0.8
    Added multiple rebuild+decrypt
    Fixed decrypt terminate on invalid password
    Added save directory for decode file output
    Added change root dir function in GUI
    Added XUL based GUI using thinlet library (thinlet.sf.net)
    Added Engine bridge interface for plugging in different engines/UIs
    Added modular logging and bidirectional comms to bridge interface.
    Added regular CLI
    Added error mode CLI with no log output
    0.7
    Added hash functionality
    Added variable packet size for variable ldpc parity decoding
    Removed old LDPC fixed size m=23 parity decoder and encoder
    NOTE: old parity files are no longer compatible with 0.7
          Use pkt 0.7 or later only as the new encoder is much better
    0.6
    Modified options to include ascii or binary packets
    Modified command line help
    Added CRLF filter
    0.5
    Added decryptor framework
    Added decompressor system
    Improved command line help
    0.4
    AES plugin tested ok
    BZIP2 plugin tested ok
    Parity check plugin tested ok
    Fix in UUEncoding plugin array for 60 byte boundary case
    0.3
    Added enhanced command line options
    Added AES encryption system (256-bit, FIPS-197 compatible)
    Added BZIP2 data packet archiving system
    0.2
    Parity check is more robust for bursty errors
    File packet scanner speed improvements
    0.1
    Initial Release