GnuTLS 2.5.7, third release candidate for 2.6.0

Simon Josefsson simon at
Tue Sep 16 17:15:37 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.

The intention is to release a new stable branch on October 1th, unless
problems are reported.  Test this as if it were the new stable release!

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* Version 2.5.7 (released 2008-09-16)

** libgnutls: New interfaces to get name of public key and signing algorithms.
The functions are gnutls_sign_get_name and gnutls_pk_get_name.

** libgnutls: Don't crash when gnutls_credentials_set is called twice.

** libgnutls: Fix libgnutls shared library version.
It wasn't properly incremented after adding symbols in the last

** manual: Now mention supported public key and public key signing algorithms.

** tests/openssl: initialize gnutls before use.

** tests/setcredcrash: New test to catch regressions of gnutls_credentials_set.

** GTK-DOC manual: mention new symbols in 2.6.x.  Mention crypto.h functions.

** API and ABI modifications:
gnutls_sign_get_name: ADDED
gnutls_pk_get_name: ADDED

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