[tahoe-dev] Java client?

Jody Harris imhavoc at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 17:43:37 UTC 2010

Maybe a browser plug-in would be a better option.

It has to be painless for users, and most users are comfortable installing
plug-ins. Even on *nix system, plug-ins can be installed without
administrative rights.

Javascript has the advantage of being completely transparent to the user,
but the burden of having to download the client every time.

Just more grist for this mill.

- Think carefully.
- Contra mundum - "Against the world" (St. Athanasius)
- Credo ut intelliga - "I believe that I may know" (St. Augustin of Hippo)

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Zooko O'Whielacronx <zookog at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Brian Warner <warner at lothar.com> wrote:
> >
> > getting our favorite crypto primitives and FEC libraries available from
> the target language,
> Here are my notes about crypto libraries in Javascript:
> http://testgrid.allmydata.org:3567/uri/URI:DIR2-RO:j74uhg25nwdpjpacl6rkat2yhm:kav7ijeft5h7r7rxdp5bgtlt3viv32yabqajkrdykozia5544jqa/wiki.html#%5B%5Bquick%20reference%20guide%20to%20JavaScript%20crypto%20libraries%5D%5D
> I suspect any secure storage system such as Tahoe-LAFS would be
> painfully slow in 100% Pure Javascript. I'm really hoping that makers
> of Javascript runtimes (browsers) will add crypto functions
> implemented in native code which we can invoke from Javascript. Also
> I'm hoping that they collectively agree on a common API. Also I'm
> hoping that they implement all of my favorite crypto algorithms: AES,
> SHA256, XSalsa20, RSA-PSS-MGF1(SHA-256), ECDSA(1363)/EMSA1(SHA-256),
> and Blake32. And zfec-compatible Reed-Solomon. That would be fine!
> Please tell all the browser makers you know.
> Regards,
> Zooko
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