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ANNOUNCE: Nettle-3.8.1

From: Niels Möller
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Nettle-3.8.1
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 21:40:42 +0200
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I've prepared a bugfix minor release of GNU Nettle, a low-level
cryptographics library. See NEWS entries below.

The Nettle home page can be found at, and the manual at

The release can be downloaded from

Happy hacking,
/Niels Möller

NEWS for the Nettle 3.8.1 release

        This is a bugfix release, fixing a few portability issues
        reported for Nettle-3.8.

        Bug fixes:

        * Avoid non-posix m4 argument references in the chacha
          implementation for arm64, powerpc64 and s390x. Reported by
          Christian Weisgerber, fix contributed by Mamone Tarsha.

        * Use explicit .machine pseudo-ops where needed in s390x
          assembly files. Bug report by Andreas K. Huettel, fix
          contributed by Mamone Tarsha.


        * Implemented runtime detection of cpu features for OpenBSD on
          arm64. Contributed by Christian Weisgerber.

        The new version is intended to be fully source and binary
        compatible with Nettle-3.6. The shared library names are and, with sonames and

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