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LibIDN 0.6.6 Simon Josefsson Sat Sep 09 07:12:38 2006

I am pleased to announce the availability of Libidn version 0.6.6!

Because of the idn-int.h change (described below), build problems on
some rare platforms may occur.  If you report them, I'll try to fix
them, probably by forwarding the report to the gnulib team, and
working with them to solve the problem.

Noteworthy changes since the last version:

** Instead of AX_CREATE_STDINT_H, use the stdint gnulib module, for idn-int.h.
This solves building on some HPPA systems.  Note that the generated
idn-int.h is specific to the build environment that libidn was built
under, and is not generally usable by any other compiler (if any) on
the host.  This was true before too.

** Update gnulib files.

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

Libidn is a modern C library to perform internationalized string
processing based on the Stringprep, Punycode, Internationalizing
Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) specifications.  Included is also
a version written in Java and C#, as well as an interface for Emacs

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
projects.  See http://josefsson.org/ for more details.

All manual formats are available from:

Specifically, the following formats are available.

The main manual:
  http://josefsson.org/libidn/manual/libidn.html - HTML format
  http://josefsson.org/libidn/manual/libidn.pdf - PDF format

API Reference manual:
  http://josefsson.org/libidn/reference/ch01.html - GTK-DOC HTML

Doxygen documentation:
  http://josefsson.org/libidn/doxygen/ - HTML format
  http://josefsson.org/libidn/doxygen/libidn.pdf - 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:

The project page of the library is available at:
  http://josefsson.org/libidn/ (updated faster)

Here are the compressed sources (2.1MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures:

Here are the build reports for various platforms:

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 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2007-02-15]
sub   1024R/09CC4670 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/AABB1F7B 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/A14C401A 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]

The key is available from:

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

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