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From Dapeng Sun <...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Commons Crypto 1.0.0 Released
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:51:16 GMT
The Apache Commons Crypto team is pleased to announce the release of
Apache Commons Crypto 1.0.0, The release is available for download at


Apache Commons Crypto is a cryptographic library optimized with AES-NI
(Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions). It provides Java API
for both cipher level and Java stream level. Developers can use it to
implement high performance AES encryption/decryption with the minimum
code and effort. Please note that Crypto doesn't implement the
cryptographic algorithm such as AES directly. It wraps to Openssl or
JCE which implement the algorithms.

1. Cipher API for low level cryptographic operations.
2. Java stream API (CryptoInputStream/CryptoOutputStream) for high
level stream encryption/decryption.
3. Both optimized with high performance AES encryption/decryption.
(1400 MB/s - 1700 MB/s throughput in modern Xeon processors).
4. JNI-based implementation to achieve comparable performance to the
native C/C++ version based on OpenSSL.
5. Portable across various operating systems (currently only
Apache Commons Crypto loads the library according to your machine
environment (it checks system properties, `os.name` and `os.arch`).
6. Simple usage. Add the commons-crypto-(version).jar file to your classpath.

Export restrictions
This distribution includes cryptographic software. The country in
which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import,
possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of encryption
software. BEFORE using any encryption software, please check your
country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the import,
possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to see if
this is permitted. See <http://www.wassenaar.org/> for more

The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and
Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity
Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security
software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric
algorithms. The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation
distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception
ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS
Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object
code and source code.

The following provides more details on the included cryptographic software:

* Commons Crypto use [Java Cryptography
provided by Java
* Commons Crypto link to and use [OpenSSL](https://www.openssl.org/) ciphers

Initial release
The initial release is known to build on Linux, MacOS/X and Windows
(using MinGW).
It may build on other systems.
Please note that the JNA interface to OpenSSL is a preliminary release.
It is relatively slow, but may be of use on systems which aren't yet
supported by the JNI code.

See the release-notes at


for a full list of changes.

Please verify signatures using the KEYS file available at the above
location when downloading the release.

For complete information on Apache Commons Crypto, including
instructions on how to submit bug reports, patches, or suggestions for
improvement, see the Apache Commons Crypto website:


Dapeng, on behalf of the Apache Commons team

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