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From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU SASL 1.0
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:05:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

After more than 6 years in development, I'm proud to announce the
release of GNU SASL version 1.0!

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 1.0 (released 2009-01-23)

** gsasl: New parameter --priority to specify GnuTLS priority strings.
Can be used to change TLS settings, which may be needed to talk to
some servers.

** gsasl: Print web page links in --help, per new GNU coding standard.

** tests: New self-test for the gsasl_client_suggest_mechanism function.

** doc: Modernize doxygen configuration.

** doc: Use permissive license for man pages.

** doc: Change license on the manual to GFDLv1.3+.

Library (lib/) NEWS entries:

* Version 1.0 (released 2009-01-23)

** Fix several compiler warnings.

** Update gnulib files.

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

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 <>.

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: (3.5MB) (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:

00b96d5c8f00a51951fc1e73a79618df613769dc  gsasl-1.0.tar.gz
f521eb3be7266cf5aa239d5baa6ca466c19ef664  libgsasl-1.0.tar.gz

b87b17b7be832d05fc5ab0b8fb8c8810ae8d124c015e21c7dcc992cb  gsasl-1.0.tar.gz
4602e339bde80d6365f55fb48cebad1a217c23058a062fb33a4109c3  libgsasl-1.0.tar.gz

Happy hacking,

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