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[ANN] Guile-SSH 0.12.0 released

From: Artyom V. Poptsov
Subject: [ANN] Guile-SSH 0.12.0 released
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 20:13:51 +0300
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Hello Guilers,

I'm pleased to announce Guile-SSH 0.12.0:

Unfortunately I don't have my FTP server running at the moment, so I
will not publish the current release with my GPG signature there;
instead I'm attaching the archive and the signature to this email in
hope that it will pass mailing list checks.  ;-)

This version includes stateless RREPL API, some preparations for Guile
2.9/3.0 release, cross-compilation support, new GSSAPI authentication
procedure and various bug-fixes and improvements -- full list of
user-visible changes can be found below.

* What is Guile-SSH?

Guile-SSH is a library that provides access to the SSH protocol[2] for
programs written in GNU Guile interpreter.  It is built upon the
libssh[3] library.

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):

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
* Changes in version 0.12.0
** API change: Implement new version of the RREPL API
   As proposed by Ludovic Courtès, this Guile-SSH version includes an
   implementation of a new stateless RREPL.
** New module: (ssh agent)
   The module contains procedures for interaction with running SSH agent
** Prepare for Guile 2.9/3.0
   Allow to build Guile-SSH with Guile versions 2.0, 2.2, 3.0.

   Pull request has been made by Ludovic Courtès in
** Remove bundled SRFI-64
   This test framework is included in Guile since version 2.0.12.

   This request has been made by Ludovic Courtès in
** Cross-compilation support
   Now Guile-SSH should allow cross-compilation.

   Pull request has been made by Mathieu Othacehe in
** Changes in (ssh auth):
*** New procedure 'userauth-gssapi!'
    The procedure allows to authenticate through GSSAPI (Generic Security
    Services Application Program Interface.)

    Pull request has been made by Lars-Dominik Braun in
** Generic compilation fixes
   Fix some warnings that surface during compilation and linking.
** Bugfixes
*** Fix a segfault in 'libguile-ssh'
    The library would always fail with segmentation fault error when an
    application tried to free a closed channel.  Now it should be fixed.

    Reported by Michael Bowcutt <address@hidden> in
    and Njagi Mwaniki in a personal email.
*** Fix building with libssh 0.8
    The 'libguile-ssh' library would fail to build due to missing
    'libssh_threads' library that was removed libssh 0.8.  Now 'libguile-ssh'
    builds without 'libssh_threads' when using libssh 0.8+.

    Reported by lantw44 in
*** Fix failing tests
    Tests would fail from time to time due to problems with an implementation
    of the Guile-SSH testing framework.  Now Guile-SSH uses updated (and
    hopefully better) version of tests; that should fix most of the failures.

    Reported by Pilifer, Carl Dong and Vagrant Cascadian in
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Many thanks to all the people who helped me with bug reports, pull
requests and other hints.  I added all contributors to "AUTHORS" and
"THANKS" files -- please let me know if I forgot to thank someone or
if there any typos.

- Artyom

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