GnuTLS 2.3.7

Simon Josefsson simon at
Mon Apr 21 13:54:33 CEST 2008

The GnuTLS 2.3.x branch is NOT what you want for your stable system.  It
is intended for developers and experienced users.

We decided to avoid an external dependency on a stripped down opencdk
library (minicdk aka opencdk-lite) because integrating that with the
upcoming gnutls crypto backend seems like a rather complicated problem,
and we don't really have maintenance cycles to take on another library.
This decision allows us to move towards a v2.4.0 release soon(er).

I tried to make sure there are no ABI/ABI modifications/deletions in
this compared to v2.2.x, but as the changes have been quite large, I may
have missed something.  Note that we don't guarantee ABI compatibility
during development releases.

The goals for the 2.3.x branch are tracked at:

More ideas are welcome, just create a new ticket.

Here are the compressed sources:

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 for more details.

News in this release:

* Version 2.3.7 (released 2008-04-21)

** opencdk now properly sets the key usage bits into openpgp keys.

** gnutls-cli: Fix crash on TLS handshake failures.
Reported by "Marc F. Clemente" <marc at> in Debian BTS #466477.
This is similar to <>.

** certtool: with --generate-request and newly generated keys, print the key.

** Build fixes for MinGW.
Missing rpl_fseeko symbol in lib/opencdk/.  Better checks for linking
with -lws2_32 when needed.  Use ASCII only isprint() when printing
X.509 certificate information, to avoid non-ASCII but printable
characters.  Thanks to Massimo Gaspari <massimo.gaspari at> for

** Update internal copy of libtasn1 to version 1.4.

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

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