[gnutls-dev] GnuTLS 1.4.0 release candidate 1

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Tue Mar 21 18:51:35 CET 2006

We expect to release 1.4.0 shortly, and anything you'd like to change
in the software or in the final announcement (which will look much
like the below) should be sent to us within a few days...

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

Noteworthy improvements over the 1.2.x branch:

** Support for TLS Inner application (TLS/IA).  This is per
   draft-funk-tls-inner-application-extension-01, and is compatible
   with the recent -02 version too.

** Support for TLS Pre-Shared Key (TLS-PSK) ciphersuites have been added.

** New APIs to access the TLS Pseudo-Random-Function (PRF) and the
   client and server random fields in a session.  This is primarily
   intended for when GnuTLS is used as a component in other
   authentication protocols, such as the EAP mechanism PEAP and TTLS.

** The session resumption data are now system independent.

** GnuTLS is now easier to port to Windows through mingw32.

** Error messages are now translated using GNU Gettext.

** Documentation improvements, including more discussion of the GnuTLS

** New function to set a X.509 private key and certificate pairs,
   and/or CRLs, from an PKCS#12 file.

** Build improvements on many platforms, including 64-bit fixes.

...and the general set of cleanups and improvements.

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.

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)

Here are the compressed sources (3.2MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures signed using key 0xB565716F:

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

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uid                  Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <jas at extundo.com>
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sub   1024R/AABB1F7B 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/A14C401A 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]

Note that the software is signed using my sub-key 0xAABB1F7B which is
stored on an OpenPGP smartcard, see <https://www.fsfe.org/en/card>.

The key is available from:

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

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Nikos and Simon
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