[gnutls-dev] GnuTLS 1.5.2 - experimental

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Tue Oct 3 15:44:25 CEST 2006

I am happy to announce GnuTLS 1.5.2, a release on the current
development branch.  We still recommend the 1.4.x branch as the stable

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.  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.  See http://josefsson.org/gnutls4win/ for
more information on the Windows releases.

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

* Version 1.5.2 (released 2006-10-03)

** Decrement the shared library version back to 13 (as in the 1.4.x branch).
Note that if you installed 1.5.0 or 1.5.1, they will have a higher
shared library version than this version, so you'll have to remove
them and possibly relink your applications.  The reason for this is
that no API/ABI changes have been made since the 1.4.x branch, and
that incrementing the shared library version was a mistake.  Reported
by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>.

** Fix off-by-one error when computing length to malloc.
The code is used by gnutls_openpgp_add_keyring_file and
gnutls_openpgp_add_keyring_mem.  Reported by "Adam Langley"
<agl at imperialviolet.org>.

** Add version script for the GnuTLS C++ library.
Reported by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>.

** Fix the C++ compiler detection logic.
Reported by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>.

** Update of gnulib files.

** 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)

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Nikos and Simon
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