[Announce] Libksba 1.2.0 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Mar 1 15:02:32 CET 2011


We are pleased to announce version 1.2.0 of Libksba.

Libksba is an X.509 and CMS (PKCS#7) library.  It is for example
required to build the S/MIME part of GnuPG-2 (gpgsm).  The only build
requirement for Libksba itself is the libgpg-error package.  There are
no other dependencies; actual cryptographic operations need to be done
by the user.  Libksba is distributed under the GPLv3+.  There are no
user tools accompanying this software, thus it is mostly relevant to

This release adds features required by the GnuPG 2.1 development

You may download the library and its OpenPGP signature from:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libksba/libksba-1.2.0.tar.bz2 (575k)

Noteworthy changes in version 1.2.0 (2011-03-01)

 * New functions to allow the creation of X.509 certificates.

 * Interface changes relative to the 1.1.0 release:
 ksba_certreq_set_serial          NEW.
 ksba_certreq_set_issuer          NEW.
 ksba_certreq_set_validity        NEW.
 ksba_certreq_set_siginfo         NEW.

Commercial support contracts for Libksba are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  g10 Code, a Duesseldorf based company
owned and headed by Libksba's principal author, is currently funding
its development.  We are always looking for interesting development
projects.  See also http://www.gnupg.org/service.html .

Happy hacking,


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