GnuTLS 2.5.6, second release candidate for 2.6.0

Simon Josefsson simon at
Mon Sep 8 15:30:47 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.

No serious issues were brought up for 2.5.5, so let's set a goal date
for the 2.6.0 stable release: 1 October.  This is the second release
candidate.  Test it as if it were a new stable release!

Here are the compressed sources: (4.9MB)

Here is the OpenPGP signature:

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* Version 2.5.6 (released 2008-09-08)

** libgnutls: Add interface to deal with public key and signature algorithms.
The functions are called gnutls_pk_list, gnutls_pk_get_id,
gnutls_sign_list, and gnutls_sign_get_id.  Suggested by Sam
Varshavchik <mrsam at>.

** libgnutls: Refactor and clean up some code.

** libgnutls: Fix compile error with Sun CC.

** gnutls-cli: Improve --list output to include public key and signature algs.

** gnutls-cli, gnutls-serv: Remove --copyright parameter.
Use standard --version to get license info.

** gnutls-cli.1: Document all new parameters.
Thanks to James Westby <jw+debian at>.

** API and ABI modifications:
gnutls_pk_list: ADDED
gnutls_pk_get_id: ADDED
gnutls_sign_list: ADDED
gnutls_sign_get_id: ADDED

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