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Library of cryptographic algorithms

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.



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15 September 2012

Leaders and contributors

Hany Greiss Contributor
Darren Starsmore Contributor
Peter J Jones Contributor
Jack Lloyd Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
UserBug Tracking
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
Perl (Ref)
R (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to buildPerl
Weak prerequisitebzip2
Weak prerequisitezlib
Required to buildmake


"User" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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