[gnutls-dev] GnuTLS 1.5.0 - experimental, with Windows installer

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Sun Aug 13 22:26:59 CEST 2006

I am happy to announce GnuTLS 1.5.0, the first release on the current
experimental branch.  We recommend the 1.4.x branch for those looking
for a stable version.

One goal with the 1.5.x branch is to make Windows x86 a supported
platform for GnuTLS.  We do this by providing a binary Windows
installer of GnuTLS, cross-compiled from GNU/Linux using MinGW and
NSIS, see below.  The installer is (lightly) tested on Windows 2000
and Windows XP.  It is possible to develop applications in Visual
Studio or MinGW that links to the library.

GnuTLS is a modern C library that implement the standard network
security protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS), for use by network

* Version 1.5.0 (released 2006-08-13)

** Change SRP and Cert-Type extensions to match IANA registry.

** Fixed bug in OpenPGP authentication handshake.

** Improvements for building under MinGW.
Provides internal inet_ntop and inet_pton functions and arpa/inet.h
header.  Calls WSAStartup and WSACleanup in gnutls_global_init and
gnutls_global_deinit, respectively.  Loads getaddrinfo and getnameinfo
at run-time from ws2_32.dll, and falls back on a simple replacement if
it is not available.  Builds the library with -mms-bitfields
-Wl,--enable-runtime-pseudo-reloc.  Links with --output-def, to
create *.def files, which are installed.

** The examples now (conditionally) include config.h and link to gnulib.
No other source changes were necessary, so the examples should
continue to be possible to use stand-alone without any autoconf or
gnulib stuff.

** Added C++ header "gnutlsxx.h" and library "libgnutlsxx".
You may unconditionally disable it with --disable-cxx.  See
includes/gnutls/gnutlsxx.h and lib/gnutlsxx.cpp for the

** Made command line tool '--version' behave according to GNU Standards.
This enables 'make distcheck' to succeed.

** OpenCDK updated to 0.5.9 to fix some problems with OpenPGP support.

** Make --without-included-libtasn1 work.
Reported by Daniel Black <dragonheart at gentoo.org>.

** Fix a crash (strcmp() on a NULL value) in the certificate verification logic.
See http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/security.html regardging
GNUTLS-SA-2006-2 for more up to date information.  Reported by
satyakumar <satyam_kkd at hyd.hellosoft.com>.

** API and ABI modifications:
No changes since last version.

Improving GnuTLS is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find GnuTLS useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or donate
money or equipment.

Commercial support contracts for GnuTLS are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  Simon Josefsson Datakonsult, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding GnuTLS
maintenance.  We are always looking for interesting development
projects.  See http://josefsson.org/ for more details.

All manual formats are available from:

Direct link to the most popular formats:
  http://www.gnutls.org/manual/gnutls.html - HTML format
  http://www.gnutls.org/manual/gnutls.pdf  - PDF format
  http://www.gnutls.org/reference/ch01.html  - API Reference, GTK-DOC HTML

If you need help to use GnuTLS, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-gnutls mailing list, see:

The project page of the library is available at:
  http://josefsson.org/gnutls/ (updated fastest)

Here are the compressed sources (3.9MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures signed using key 0xB565716F:

Here is the Windows installer (14MB):

More information about the Windows installer:

The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2006-08-14]
      Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid                  Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <jas at extundo.com>
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2006-08-14]
sub   1024R/09CC4670 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/AABB1F7B 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/A14C401A 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]

The key is available from:

Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-224 checksums:

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Nikos and Simon
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