--- xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0059.html 2010/01/31 09:56:08 1.8 +++ xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0059.html 2010/02/02 05:49:27 1.9 @@ -156,7 +156,7 @@ In future, as stream-based checksums are developed (in response to the development by NIST [AHS]), they should be considered and used.

The SHA512 algorithm is available in Python 2.5, which has been a -dependency of Portage since approximately Python

+dependency of Portage since approximately Portage

The WHIRLPOOL checksum is not available within the PyCrypto library or hashlib that is part of Python 2.5, but there are multiple alternative Python implementations available, ranging from pure Python to C-based @@ -182,6 +182,9 @@

Backwards Compatibility

Old versions of Portage may support and expect only specific checksums. This is accounted for in the checksum depreciation discussion.


For maximum compatiability, we should only have to include each of the +old algorithms that we are officially still supporting, as well as the +new ones that we prefer.


@@ -247,7 +250,7 @@