[gnutls-dev] GnuTLS 1.2.11 - final maintainance release of 1.2 branch

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Thu May 11 18:05:06 CEST 2006

We are pleased to announce the availability of GnuTLS version 1.2.11,
the (most likely) last release on the successful 1.2 branch.  Expect
the 1.4.0 release later today or tomorrow, which will be the new
stable branch.

The goal of this release was to produce a GnuTLS 1.2 release that
builds with the most recent libtasn1 releases.  There aren't many
other changes, but see below for the details.

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

Noteworthy changes since version 1.2.10:
- The function gnutls_x509_crt_to_xml is not supported any more, and
  return an internal error.  The reason is that the function called
  internal libtasn1 functions which are no longer exported from
- Updated libtasn1 requirement to 0.3.4 and refreshed internal mintiasn1.
- Updated gnulib compatibility files.
- Fixed _gnutls_x509_get_raw_crt_expiration_time and
  _gnutls_x509_get_raw_crt_activation_time to return (time_t)-1 on errors.
- 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

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:
  http://josefsson.org/gnutls/releases/gnutls-1.2.11.tar.bz2 (2.7MB)

Here are GPG detached signatures signed using key 0xB565716F:

The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:
  1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2006-02-28]
  Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F

The key is available from:

Here are the build reports for various platforms:

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

4d5167091c72f994ed97e1406ae886f3c2757d49  gnutls-1.2.11.tar.bz2
6658e951da94fe4303eb95375d22276656fe4661  gnutls-1.2.11.tar.bz2.sig

31799140787c70c64c078bd73ec7ce8896a42d6d5b8890204c01236f  gnutls-1.2.11.tar.bz2
04fec8dff8f3299af9b7a9092e9452d5bb2fe0400e9b218a1a1f0973  gnutls-1.2.11.tar.bz2.sig

Nikos and Simon
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