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Libidn 1.11

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Libidn 1.11
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:58:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

* Version 1.11 (released 2008-10-28)

** libidn: New WARN_CFLAGS configure variable.
It is used internally to add -Werror and other warnings flags, to
catch coding mistakes before releases.

** Win32: Perl is no longer required to build Libidn in Visual Studio.

** Win32: Functions in idna.h are also exported.
Reported by Adam Strzelecki <address@hidden>.

** doc: Included cyclomatic code complexity charts of the library code.
See doc/cyclo/.

** tests: Add more self-tests to get more self-test code coverage.

** tests: New 'make coverage' command to generate code coverage reports.
The output is created in doc/coverage/.  Requires the LCOV tools.  See for a pre-generated copy.

** Clarify copyright and license for gdoc, man pages, and C# port.

** Update gnulib files and translations.

** API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

GNU Libidn is a fully documented implementation of the Stringprep,
Punycode and IDNA specifications.  Libidn's purpose is to encode and
decode internationalized domain names.  The native C, C# and Java
libraries are available under the GNU Lesser General Public License
version 2.1 or later.

The library contains a generic Stringprep implementation.  Profiles
for Nameprep, iSCSI, SASL, XMPP and Kerberos V5 are included.
Punycode and ASCII Compatible Encoding (ACE) via IDNA are supported.
A mechanism to define Top-Level Domain (TLD) specific validation
tables, and to compare strings against those tables, is included.
Default tables for some TLDs are also included.

Libidn is developed for the GNU/Linux system, but runs on over 20 Unix
platforms (including Solaris, IRIX, AIX, and Tru64) and Windows.  The
library is written in C and (parts of) the API is also accessible from
C++, Emacs Lisp, Python and Java.  A native Java and C# port is

Also included is a command line tool, several self tests, code
examples, and more, all licensed under the GNU General Public License
version 3.0 or later.

Improving Libidn is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find Libidn useful and wish to contribute back.  You
can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or donate money
or equipment.

Commercial support contracts for Libidn are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  Simon Josefsson Datakonsult, a Stockholm
based privately held company, is currently funding Libidn maintenance.
We are always looking for interesting development projects.  See for more details.

The project page of the library is available at:

All manual formats are available from:

Specifically, the following formats are available.

The main manual: - HTML format - PDF format

API Reference manual: - GTK-DOC HTML

Doxygen documentation: - HTML format - PDF format

JavaDoc output for the Java API:

If you need help to use Libidn, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-libidn mailing list, see:

Here are the compressed sources (2.5MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures:

The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2009-04-21]
      Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid                  Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2009-04-21]

The key is available from:

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

08cffdcf9736f4ac61acc32e79a1d9672f640351  libidn-1.11.tar.gz

82241bca766e2a9219aae632fcf0a56fdfb056f8a83c08bec29c796f  libidn-1.11.tar.gz

Happy hacking,

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