[Help-gnutls] GNU Libtasn1 2.3

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Wed Jul 29 22:43:16 CEST 2009

I'm happy to announce the first release of Libtasn1 as an official GNU

GNU Libtasn1 is a standalone library written in C for manipulating ASN.1
objects including DER/BER encoding/decoding.  Libtasn1 is used by GnuTLS
to parse and generate X.509 structures and by Shishi to parse and
generate Kerberos V5 structures.

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.3 (2009-07-29) [stable]
- Libtasn1 is now an official GNU project.
- Solve build problem on Tru64 related to TRUE/FALSE.
- More careful decoding of OIDs.
- Fixed warning in ASN1.y.
- Use "Software libraries" info dircategory.
- Drop GPL/LGPL copies from the manual (not needed there).
- New configure parameters to set packaging specific information.
  The parameters are --with-packager, --with-packager-version, and
  --with-packager-bug-reports.  See
  <http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.gnulib.bugs/17791> for more

Commercial support contracts for Libtasn1 are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  Simon Josefsson Datakonsult AB, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding Libtasn1
maintenance.  We are always looking for interesting development
projects.  See http://josefsson.org/ for more details.

If you need help to use Libtasn1, or want to help others, you are
invited to join the help-gnutls mailing list, see:


Here are the compressed sources (1.5MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures using key 0xB565716F:

A ZIP archive containing the Windows binaries (268KB):

A Debian mingw32 package is also available (240KB):

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

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2010-04-21]
      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: 2010-04-21]

The key is available from:

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

71607f846e83849f0722ffdd93247028c9c88384  libtasn1-2.3.tar.gz

0dc935133aa110fc17e0c212ca3c9b446f3da37e5e51ea1c8561c3ec  libtasn1-2.3.tar.gz

31d1570b30f9a86850d74e535138f52f8f164179  libtasn1-2.3.zip

623864081339c7ef653d0356d6abadc64e0a799031351277e302c3ef  libtasn1-2.3.zip

461ed2aa187cc86780ca0155b08be05401f9a403  mingw32-libtasn1_2.3-1_all.deb

425d98c7b456d120bf103a0fef59eff55f3694a9682ee0bd3240289d  mingw32-libtasn1_2.3-1_all.deb

Happy hacking,
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