[gnutls-dev] Libtasn1 0.3.1

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Wed Mar 8 18:46:28 CET 2006

As several of you have noticed, libtasn1 0.3.0 did not work with
gnutls 1.3.4.  GnuTLS needed two more functions from libtasn1, and
this release export them.  Note that gnutls 1.3.4 will not work with
this release either, but gnutls 1.3.5 will follow shortly that should
work together with this release.

Below is your regular release announcement...

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

Version 0.3.1
- Support constant size bit strings, as in 'BIT STRING (SIZE(42))'.
  Reported by Cyril Holweck <cyril.holweck at q-free.com>.
- Add two more APIs required by GnuTLS.
- New public APIs:
  asn1_find_node function

Commercial support contracts for Libtasn1 are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  Simon Josefsson Datakonsult, 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 our help-gnutls mailing list, see:


Manual in many formats:

Here are the compressed sources (1.2MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures 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: 2006-08-14]
  Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F

The key is available from:

Here are the SHA-1 checksums:

2448d76ffabead9ff66e357dd98db6b9181ed783  libtasn1-0.3.1.tar.gz
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