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[ANN] Guile-SSH 0.10.0 released
Artyom V . Poptsov
[ANN] Guile-SSH 0.10.0 released
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:50:15 +0300
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)
I'm pleased to announce Guile-SSH 0.10.0:
Please find the package signed with my GPG key here:
The release includes support of Guile 2.0.12 and libssh 0.7.3, bugfixes
in '(ssh dist node)' and '(ssh popen)'; it also fixes errors discovered
during building on Arch GNU/Linux.
Though Guile-SSH still may be built with libssh older than 0.7.3, please
use libssh 0.7.3 or later, because previous versions have a serious
Thanks for all the bugreports, they where very helpful. Contributors
listed in the documentation, 'AUTHORS' and 'THANKS' files included in
* What is Guile-SSH?
Guile-SSH is a library that provides access to the SSH protocol for
programs written in GNU Guile interpreter. It is built upon the
Currently Guile-SSH provides the following features:
- The API that is sufficient for building of standalone SSH clients and
servers, or for embedding client/server functionality in your lispy Scheme
- Several authentication methods are supported, including password
authentication, public key and SSH agent authentication methods.
- Key management procedures: you can make key pairs, read keys from files,
get key hashes, get public keys from private keys etc. DSS, RSA, RSA1 and
ECDSA (by means of OpenSSL) are supported.
- Port forwarding procedures and high-level API for creating of SSH tunnels.
- Distributed forms ('dist-map', 'distribute', ...) that allow to spread the
evaluation of Scheme code between remote hosts. Or you can just connect
to a remote REPL from Scheme using 'with-ssh' procedure and evaluate some
expressions. No special server needed on the remote side, just an SSH
daemon and GNU Guile installed!
- SFTP client API allows you to read and write remote files over the SSH
protocol right from the Scheme code.
- Remote popen API that allows you to make either input, output or
bidirectional pipes to remote processes.
- Detailed documentation in Texinfo format with examples included, even more
examples in 'examples' directory.
* The list of user-visible changes
Here's the list of user-visible changes (an excerpt from NEWS file):
* Changes in version 0.10.0 (2016-08-20)
** Add support of Guile 2.0.12
Guile-SSH now builds (and works quite well, as far as I can see) with Guile
2.0.9 and 2.0.12. Unit tests are passing too.
- Gentoo GNU/Linux, Guile 2.0.12-r1, libssh 0.7.3
- Gentoo GNU/Linux, Guile 2.0.9-r1, libssh 0.7.3
** Add support of libssh 0.7.3
Guile-SSH now supports libssh 0.7.3 and (probably) newer versions; haven't
Note that CVE-2016-0739 was found in previous libssh versions; though you
may still use 0.6.4, you really should stick with 0.7.3+ for aforementioned
reason. 0.7.3 is already should be in your distro's repository, so that
won't be a big deal I guess.
*** (ssh dist node)
**** 'node-server-running?' now checks the default port
The procedure now checks for Guile server running on the default port
(that is, with '--listen' option without an argument), if that port was
specified for the node.
*** Fix include errors and misspecified inline procedures in C code
These errors lead to build failures (reported on Arch GNU/Linux, see
*** Don't merge stderr with stdout in remote pipes
*** Add 'uptop' example
** Update documentation
** Unit tests
Expand test suite, improve existing tests. Namely tests now don't always
fail when '-j' option is used with 'make check', with value greater than 1
(e.g. '-j4'; tested on Gentoo GNU/Linux, 4-core Intel Atom CPU)
Though sometimes tests fail, so there's still a room for improvement.
Another improvement is that SRFI-64 module and Guile-SSH common test module
are now compiled before use, that should speed up the tests.
As usual, comments and bug-reports are very welcome.
Artyom V. Poptsov <address@hidden>; GPG Key: 0898A02F
Home page: http://poptsov-artyom.narod.ru/
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