New amd64 implementations?

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Jun 27 20:21:57 CEST 2013

On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:33, jussi.kivilinna at said:

> Would it make sense to re-evaluate rndw32.c for current Windows versions (32/64bit) and drop support for Windows versions that have reached end of life?

Better don't touch it ;-)  IIRC, I already remove some old code.

> As I understand it, the CryptGenRandom function is supported by all current Windows and is the '/dev/urandom' of WIN32.

I wouldn't trust CryptGenRandom.  It is used only as one entropy source.

What should really be done is to compare the changes Peter did in
Cryptlib and port them back to Libgcrypt. 



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