Low level cryptographic library.
Nettle is a cryptographic library that is designed to fit easily in more or less any context: In crypto toolkits for object-oriented languages (C++, Python, Pike, ...), in applications like LSH or GNUPG, or even in kernel space.
It tries to solve a problem of providing a common set of cryptographic algorithms for higher-level applications by implementing a context-independent set of cryptographic algorithms. In that light, Nettle doesn't do any memory allocation or I/O, it simply provides the cryptographic algorithms for the application to use in any environment and in any way it needs.
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nettle source package in Wily
Version 3.1.1-4 uploaded 15 hours ago
nettle source package in Vivid
Version 2.7.1-5 uploaded on 2015-01-11
nettle source package in Utopic
Version 2.7.1-3 uploaded on 2014-07-30
nettle source package in Trusty
Version 2.7.1-1 uploaded on 2013-05-30
nettle source package in Precise
Version 2.4-1 uploaded on 2011-10-17