We've merged GNU Crypto and Jessie into GNU Classpath, where we think
they will play a much larger and more important role in Free Java
systems. Neither project will be actively maintained any longer on
its own; new development will continue on in GNU Classpath.
Jessie was always a personal project of mine; I won't be maintaining
the independent version any longer. GNU Crypto is a part of the GNU
project, and we've decided not to continue it as an independent
package. We will keep the web sites and mailing lists for both
projects up for now, so users of these packages (who are not also
users of GNU Classpath) can still ask for help if they need it.
But we encourage you to also check out GNU Classpath! We've been
making amazing progress with this project, and don't see that
momentum ending soon. Check us out at
Also note that while I am not continuing development of either
project independently, you are always free to fork these for your own
use, and we would entertain reviving GNU Crypto if someone wanted to
continue developing it for other purposes (that is, if you have a use
for GNU Crypto outside of Classpath's more narrow goal of completing
its JCE providers) then please send us a proposal. If you are
interested in using Jessie for some other purpose, let me know about it.