I've recently had a situation in which a recommendation for an easy-to-use, hard-to-misuse cryptographic library for Java was required. The first choice was Google's Tink, since it was designed specifically for that purpose. Given it's association with Google, the customer was not too thrilled and asked for alternatives.
libhydrogen came to mind, which had a Java wrapper called Hydride, and was also designed to be easy-to-use and hard-to-misuse. However, libhydrogen only supports NORX v3.0 AEAD as the algorithm for secret-key encryption, which is based on Gimli permutations. Hashes and HMACs offered by libhydrogen are based on Gimli hash functions as well.
I have to admit, I've never heard of Gimli permutations, and I am not nearly skilled enough in cryptography to perform cryptoanalysis myself. As such, I hesitate to fully recommend libhydrogen as alternative to Tink. Can libhydrogen and its Gimli permutations be considered production-ready?