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Botan (previously OpenCL) is a library of cryptographic algorithms. It currently includes a wide selection of block and stream ciphers, public key algorithms, hash functions, and message authentication codes, plus a high level filter-based interface. As of Sept 2002, this project has been renamed Botan; please see the entry for that package ( for the most recent information about the package.


Download version 1.10.3 (stable)
released on 10 July 2012


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BSD 2Clausearca015 September 2012

Leaders and contributors

Peter J JonesContributor
Jack Lloyd Maintainer
Darren StarsmoreContributor
Hany GreissContributor

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite zlib
Required to build Perl
Required to build make
Weak prerequisite bzip2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 September 2012.


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