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Libksba 1.0.5 released

We are pleased to announce version 1.0.5 of Libksba.

Libksba is an X.509 and CMS (PKCS#7) library. It is for example
required to build the S/MIME part of GnuPG-2 (gpgsm). The only build
requirement for Libksba itself is the libgpg-error package. There are
no other dependencies; actual cryptographic operations need to be done
by the user. Libksba is distributed under the GPLv3+. There are no
user tools accompanying this software, thus it is mostly relevant to

This is a maintenance release.

You may download the library and its OpenPGP signature from: (555k)

As an alternative you may use a patch file to upgrade the previous
version of the library: (7k)

or from any mirror of that server (

SHA-1 checksums are:

2d5939d21f02142197158cd252b2725414a64b33 libksba-1.0.5.tar.bz2
46e4be795a04777be98e1f265773da845d6a28f8 libksba-1.0.4-1.0.5.diff.bz2

Noteworthy changes in version 1.0.5 (2009-01-09)

* Minor bug fixes.

Commercial support contracts for Libksba are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance. g10 Code, a Duesseldorf based company
owned and headed by Libksba's principal author, is currently funding
its development. We are always looking for interesting development
projects. See also .

Happy hacking,


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