GnuTLS 2.7.7

Simon Josefsson simon at
Mon Apr 27 22:43:05 CEST 2009

The GnuTLS 2.7.x branch is NOT what you want for your stable system.  It
is intended for developers and experienced users.

Here are the compressed sources: (5.8MB)

Here is the OpenPGP signature:

Known open issues holding back the next stable release:

 * Make gnutls-cli/gnutls-serv work under Windows again
 * Resolve how to treat the partial TLS 1.2 implementation
 * Fix the API man page for priority strings
 * Confirm that Cedric BAIL's copyright assignment has arrived with the FSF

The earlier plan to release on April 1th didn't work out, but I'm going
to try work through these issues again now.  If you want to see anything
else done in the next stable release, now is the time to speak!

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 AB, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding GnuTLS
maintenance.  We are always looking for interesting development
projects.  See for more details.


* Version 2.7.7 (released 2009-04-20)

** libgnutls: Applied patch by Cedric Bail to add functions
gnutls_x509_crt_verify_hash() and gnutls_x509_crt_get_verify_algorithm().

** gnutls.pc: Add -ltasn1 to 'pkg-config --libs --static gnutls' output.
Reported by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at> in

** minitasn1: Internal copy updated to libtasn1 v1.8.
GnuTLS is also internally ready to be used with libtasn1 v2.0.

** doc: Fix build failure of errcodes/printlist.
Reported by Roman Bogorodskiy <novel at> in

** i18n: The GnuTLS gettext domain is now 'libgnutls' instead of 'gnutls'.
It is currently only used by the core library.  This will enable a new
domain 'gnutls' for translations of the command line tools.

** Corrected possible memory corruption on signature verification failure. 
Reported by Miroslav Kratochvil <exa.exa at>

** API and ABI modifications:
gnutls_x509_crt_verify_hash: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crt_get_verify_algorithm: ADDED
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