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GNU SASL 0.2.29

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU SASL 0.2.29
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 18:36:23 +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 itself and a couple of common SASL mechanisms are implemented.
GNU SASL can be used by network applications for IMAP, SMTP, XMPP and
similar protocols to provide authentication services.

Top-level NEWS entries:

* Version 0.2.29 (released 2008-10-21)

** gsasl: Don't use poll with POLLOUT to avoid busy-waiting.
Reported by Enrico Scholz <address@hidden>.

** doc: Error codes are now extracted using official library APIs.

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

** tests: Add self test of obsolete base64 functions.

** Update gnulib files.
Improves Windows compatibility.

Library (lib/) NEWS entries:

* Version 0.2.29 (released 2008-10-21)

** DIGEST-MD5 server: Added callback to retrieve hashed secret.
The callback is GSASL_DIGEST_MD5_HASHED_PASSWORD.  Patch from "Gazsó
Attila" <address@hidden>.

** DIGEST-MD5 server: Convert realm from ISO 8859-1 to UTF-8 when needed.
Reported by Adam Goode <address@hidden>.

** libgsasl: Add function to print name of error codes.
For example, gsasl_strerror_name(GSASL_OK) returns "GSASL_OK".

** libgsasl: Reduce complexity of gsasl_strerror.

** libgsasl: Obsolete base64 functions rewritten to use new functions.
The old functions are gsasl_base64_encode and gsasl_base64_decode.
This reduces size of the library somewhat.

** Make the library compile under MinGW again.

** Added Indonesian translation.
Thanks to Andhika Padmawan <address@hidden>.

** Perl is no longer required to build Libgsasl in Visual Studio.

** Fix several compiler warnings.

** API and ABI modifications.
gsasl_strerror_name: ADDED

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: (3.4MB) (PGP)

Here are the compressed sources of the LGPL library (included above): (820KB) (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:

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 checksums:

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Happy hacking,

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