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Libidn 0.6.0

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Libidn 0.6.0
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 12:37:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

I am pleased to announce the availability of Libidn version 0.6.0!

Noteworthy changes since version 0.5.20:

- A C# port of Libidn has been contributed by Alexander Gnauck.
The port resides in the csharp/ directory.  Configure will build it if
a working C# compiler can be found.  Mono's "mcs" compiler is known to
work (available in Debian in the "mono-mcs" package), but PNET's
"cscc" compiler should also work (available in Debian in the "pnet"
package).  The port is licensed under the GPL.  Some Microsoft Visual
Studio project files are also present in the csharp/ directory, which
may be useful when building the port under Windows.  The C# API is
currently not documented, improvements are gratefully accepted.

- Support shared libraries on Cygwin and Mingw32, thanks to Yaakov S.

- Fix memory leak.

Libidn is a modern C library to perform internationalized string
processing based on the Stringprep, Punycode, Internationalizing
Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) specifications.

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.  Finally, the library can detect "problem
sequences" that may trigger bugs in various NFKC implementations.

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

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

The project page of the library is available at: (updated faster)

Here are the compressed sources (2.0MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures:

Here are the build reports for various platforms:

Here are the SHA-1 signatures:

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510309f92fe8c968ddbfa30aaafbe1bf4464d404  libidn-0.6.0.tar.gz.sig


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