[gnutls-dev] GnuTLS 1.5.5 aka 1.6.0rc2 - last call for 1.6.0 fixes

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Thu Nov 16 15:30:17 CET 2006

I am happy to announce GnuTLS 1.5.5, the (likely) last release on the
current development branch.  We still recommend the 1.4.x branch as
the stable version.

This release is the second release candidate for the next major stable
release, 1.6.0.  It fixes the shared library version, and some minor
issues, compared to the last release candidate.  Please test this
release as if it were a stable release, and report any regressions
since the 1.4.x branch.

Hopefully, 1.6.0 will be released tomorrow.

One goal with the 1.5.x branch is to make Windows x86 a supported
platform for GnuTLS.  We do this by providing a binary Windows
installer of GnuTLS, cross-compiled from GNU/Linux using MinGW and
NSIS.  The installer is (lightly) tested on Windows 2000 and Windows
XP.  It is possible to develop applications in Visual Studio or MinGW
that links to the library.  See http://josefsson.org/gnutls4win/ for
more information on the Windows releases.

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

Noteworthy changes since 1.5.4:

** Correctly bump shared library version after adding new APIs.
This was forgotten in the last release.

** Fix unsigned vs signed problem in ex-x509-info.c example.
Reported by Tim Kosse <tim.kosse at filezilla-project.org>.

** Fix the rsa-md5-collision self test to work for MinGW+Wine.

** Update of gnulib files.

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

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.

All manual formats are available from:

Direct link to the most popular formats:
  http://www.gnutls.org/manual/gnutls.html - HTML format
  http://www.gnutls.org/manual/gnutls.pdf  - PDF format
  http://www.gnutls.org/reference/ch01.html  - API Reference, GTK-DOC HTML

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:

Here are the compressed sources (4.1MB):

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:

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2007-02-15]
uid                  Simon Josefsson <jas at extundo.com>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org>
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2007-02-15]
sub   1024R/09CC4670 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/AABB1F7B 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/A14C401A 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]

The key is available from:

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

9a569cc00ce12710d656abf1ab63fab3338bc8e9  gnutls-1.5.5.tar.bz2
1a943fa8dac156ded24fca3eecc2902021a54954  gnutls-1.5.5.tar.bz2.sig

baa833f2251f4976ebdf1f233b2084c8e6b4984d150a8ddb0294ee96  gnutls-1.5.5.tar.bz2
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Nikos and Simon
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