[Phpmyadmin-devel] about the mcrypt requirement

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Thu Jun 26 14:19:24 CEST 2014

Michal Čihař a écrit :
> Hi
> Dne Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:50:01 -0400
> Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> napsal(a):
>> in the doc, we mention that mcrypt is required on 64-bit servers. I
>> believe it's no longer true since we replaced the blowfish PHP-based
>> library with phpseclib.
>> Therefore I would like, for the upcoming 4.2.5 release, to remove this
>> requirement in the doc, and even the mcrypt warning; on my 64-bit
>> laptop, I see no difference in page loading without mcrypt.
> Indeed phpseclib is much faster that the horde implementation we've in
> past. Also the 64-bit differentiation makes no longer sense. But I'd
> still keep recommendation for mcrypt as it still performs better than
> phpseclib. The question is how strong to make it...

In my tests, I found that the phpseclib implementation performs 
adequately, so I would prefer removing this red warning on the home page.

We can still say in the doc "When using the cookie authentication (the 
default), the mcrypt extension is strongly suggested."

Marc Delisle (phpMyAdmin)

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