GnuTLS 2.5.0

Simon Josefsson simon at
Wed Jul 2 17:52:08 CEST 2008

The GnuTLS 2.5.x branch is NOT what you want for your stable system.  It
is intended for developers and experienced users.

This release contains a merge of Nikos' gnutls_with_mpi branch.  It
should now be possible to replace the libgcrypt calls to your own
callbacks.  A lot of low-level code has changed since 2.4.x, so expect
this to be unstable.

I intend to release 2.5.1 shortly after this release, to indent all code
to conform to the GNU Coding Standards.

Here are the compressed sources:

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* Version 2.5.0 (released 2008-07-02)

** Port fixes from v2.4.1 release, see below.

** Added API to replace and update the crypto backend.
The header gnutls/crypto.h is now officially supported, and declares
the symbols below.

** Rewritten opencdk crypto backend, to use the gnutls internal one.

** Update gnulib and translations.
The gnulib gc crypto code has been removed since it was never finished
and is no longer even used.  An internal non-libgcrypt crypto
implementation may be added in the future, but we'll decide that later

** API and ABI modifications:
gnutls_crypto_bigint_register2: ADDED.
gnutls_crypto_cipher_register2: ADDED.
gnutls_crypto_digest_register2: ADDED.
gnutls_crypto_mac_register2: ADDED.
gnutls_crypto_pk_register2: ADDED.
gnutls_crypto_rnd_register2: ADDED.
gnutls_crypto_single_cipher_register2: ADDED.
gnutls_crypto_single_digest_register2: ADDED.
gnutls_crypto_single_mac_register2: ADDED.

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