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GNU SASL 0.2.28

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU SASL 0.2.28
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:18:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

GNU SASL is a modern C library that implement the standard network
security protocol Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL).  The
framework and a couple of common SASL mechanisms are implemented.  GNU
SASL can be used by network applications for IMAP, SMTP and similar
protocols to provide authentication services (and more).

Top-level NEWS entries:

* Version 0.2.28 (released 2008-08-20)

** gsasl: Rewrite to use poll instead of select.
Will allow easier porting to Mingw32 in the future.

** doc: Improve Windows installation instructions in the manual.

** tests: New self test of gsasl_mechanism_name function.

Library (lib/) NEWS entries:

* Version 0.2.28 (released 2008-08-20)

** New function to get mechanism name used in current session.
The function is gsasl_mechanism_name.

** The library can be built using Visual Studio.
Patches provided by Adam Strzelecki <address@hidden>.  See the manual,
section 'Installing under Windows', for more information.

** Update gnulib files.
Under Windows, the randomness functions will now prefer the Intel RND
crypto provider.  CryptAcquireContext is now invoked with the

** API and ABI modifications.
gsasl_mechanism_name: ADD.

Instructions for how to build GNU SASL under uClinux are available from
<>.  If your uClinux toolchain is broken,
it is possible to build GNU SASL without using the ./configure
mechanism, see <>.

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

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

The project's web page is available at:

All manuals 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

If you need help to use GNU SASL, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-gsasl mailing list, see:

Here are the compressed sources of the entire package: (3.3MB) (PGP)

Here are the compressed sources of the LGPL library (included above): (828KB) (PGP)

Here are the build reports for various platforms:

Daily builds of the package are available from:

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

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      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 checksums:

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