AES - NI Support

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AES - NI Support

Post by matsoka » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:53 pm

Hello!
Can I ask is the AES Crypt hardware accelerated?
And why Windows version does not have key files functionality? It would be really nice!

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Re: AES - NI Support

Post by paulej » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:57 pm

There is no hardware acceleration.

Key file support will eventually be available in the command-line version, but no plans for the GUI version. The reason is that it just makes the GUI harder to use. I want to keep that trivial.

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Post by matsoka » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:10 pm

Thank you for the answer.I don't know exactly if it's hard to do a button right in the dialog window where we type a password. So we can choose what to use: a password or a keyfile. I think it would not be very complicate.
But I still think you know better. And thank you for this nice software.

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Re: AES - NI Support

Post by paulej » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:58 am

Yeah, it's doable, but more confusing to people who aren't so skilled at using computers. And, importantly, the key files are nothing but passwords in a file. They can be opened with notepad, copied, and pasted.

I would like key file support for command-line use, but want to keep the GUI really, really easy to use. I think that has been the key to the software's success.

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