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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: {libtasn1/libtasn1_3/libtasn1-devel}-1.8-1: Tiny ASN.1 library


New versions of 'libtasn1/libtasn1_3/libtasn1-devel' have been uploaded to a server near you.

Cygwin NEWS:

 - Update to latest upstream release

libtasn1 NEWS:
Version 1.8 (released 2009-01-16)
- Fix crlf self-test under Mingw+Wine.
- Fix build problems on platforms that lack stdint.h.
  Reported by Dagobert Michelsen <> in

Version 1.7 (released 2008-11-17)
- Add libtasn1-config for compatibility.
  Please stop use it as it will disappear in v2.0!
  Use standard AC_CHECK_FUNCS autoconf tests or pkg-config instead.
- Read PKCS#12 blob as binary file, fixes self-tests under Mingw.
- Fix use of __attribute__ ((deprecated)) to work on non-GCC (#106548).

Version 1.6 (released 2008-11-10)
- Fixed namespace violation for MAX_NAME_SIZE and MAX_ERROR_DESCRIPTION_SIZE.
- Fixed namespace violation for libtasn1_perror and libtasn1_strerror.
  The new names are asn1_perror and asn1_strerror.
- Fix namespace violation for LIBASN1_VERSION.
  The new name is ASN1_VERSION.
- Decoder can now decode BER encoded octet strings.
- doc: Change license on the manual to GFDLv1.3+.
- doc: Sync gdoc script with GnuTLS, changes license on man-pages to GAP.
- doc: Improve gtk-doc manual.
- Assumes system has strdup and string.h.
- Remove libtasn1-config and libtasn1.m4,
  use standard AC_CHECK_FUNCS autoconf tests or pkg-config instead.
- Change detection of when to use a linker version script,
  use --enable-ld-version-script or --disable-ld-version-script to
  override auto-detection logic.
- API and ABI changes since last version:
  asn1_get_length_ber: New function.
  ASN1_VERSION: New symbol, replaces LIBTASN1_VERSION.
  asn1_strerror: New function, replaces libtasn1_strerror.
  asn1_perror: New function, replaces libtasn1_perror.
  libtasn1_strerror: Marked as deprecated.
  libtasn1_perror: Marked as deprecated.
  LIBTASN1_VERSION: Deprecated.

Version 1.5 (released 2008-07-29)
- Update gnulib files.
- Fix memory leaks, from Christian Grothoff <>.

A library for Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) and Distinguish
Encoding Rules (DER) manipulation.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'libtasn1' from
the 'Libs' category (it should already be selected).

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Dr. Volker Zell
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