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GNU Libidn 0.4.2 alpha released

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU Libidn 0.4.2 alpha released
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 20:38:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

GNU Libidn is an implementation of the Stringprep, Punycode and IDNA
specifications defined by the IETF Internationalized Domain Names
(IDN) working group, used for internationalized domain names.  The
library contains a generic Stringprep implementation that does Unicode
3.2 NFKC normalization, mapping and prohibitation of characters, and
bidirectional character handling.  Profiles for Nameprep, iSCSI, SASL
and XMPP 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.

Here are the compressed sources:   (1.6)   (1.6MB)

Here are GPG detached signatures:

Here are the build reports for various platforms:

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 signatures:

194d3d8e68501d3363f3842d83b96f1f  libidn-0.4.2.tar.gz
6bd33d45963945b760fa56e007598bb196a3d893 libidn-0.4.2.tar.gz

Noteworthy changes since version 0.4.0 (the last version announced here):

* Version 0.4.2 (released 2004-03-20)

** A Punycode implementation in Java was added, by Oliver Hitz.
Eventually hopefully a StringPrep, Nameprep and IDNA implementation
will be added as well.  Currently you need to specify --enable-java to
enable the Java interface.  The Java sources (below java/) are
compiled into byte-code (not native code) into a JAR library.

** More translations.
Added Danish (by Morten Bo Johansen), French (by Michel Robitaille),
Polish (by Jakub Bogusz), and Serbian (by Aleksandar Jelenak).

** Norwegian TLD table added, by Thomas Jacob.

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

* Version 0.4.1 (released 2004-03-08)

** The user messages from the command line utility are now translated.
Currently English and Swedish is supported.

** Logic of stringprep_locale_charset modified.
Future versions will use, in order, $CHARSET iff defined, nl_langinfo
(CODESET) iff working, or fall back to returning "ASCII".  Earlier it
attempted to guess the system locale, in contrast with the current
application's locale, via some setlocale save/set/reset magic.  This
change may require you to invoke setlocale() in your application,
which is (should be) required for non-ASCII to work anyway.  Based on
discussion with Ulrich Drepper.

** The command-line utility now invoke setlocale (LC_ALL, "") at startup.

** Fixed SASLprep tables to prohibit non-ASCII space in output.
Non-ASCII space has always been mapped to ASCII space, so it is not
clear this really have any effect, but the specification require it.

** Building Libidn as part of GLIBC has been updated.
Refer to libc/README for more information.  Incidentally, GLIBC in CVS
now include a copy of Libidn.

** API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.
IDNA_DLOPEN_ERROR: ADD.  Only used internally by Libidn in libc.

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