• ANNOUNCE: DJGPP port of GNU IDN library 1.38 uploaded

    From [via djgpp-announce@delorie.com]" <@21:1/5 to All on Fri Nov 12 18:08:00 2021
    This is a port of GNU IDN library 1.38 to MSDOS/DJGPP.

    Libidn, the GNU IDN library, is a fully documented implementation of the
    Stringprep, Punycode and IDNA specifications. The library's purpose is
    to encode and decode internationalized domain name strings.

    DJGPP specific changes.

    - The source archive that has been used to create this port can be
    downloaded as:

    - There are no djgpp specific user visible changes.

    - To build and use this port, a port of the iconv library is required.
    It is available at ftp.delorie.com and mirrors as:
    This is not optional. The library and the binary do some recoding
    of strings between some imput character set and an output character
    set. If these products have not been compiled with iconv then only
    ASCII input will be possible, but in that case the usage of the lib
    would be pontless anyway. The input character set to be used must
    be specified by setting the environment variable named CHARSET.
    If that variable is not set then again ASCII is assumed and only
    the characters less than 128 will be translated. For all others,
    the applications will abort with an corresponding error message.
    For most western/latin european countries the correct value of
    CHARSET will be CP850. For other regions, the used DOS code page
    must be specified as used character set.

    - The port has been configured and compiled on WinXP SP3 and Win98SE.
    There is no guarantee that this may be possible with any other DOS-
    like OS. Due to the use of long file names it will not be possible
    neither to configure nor to compile without LFN support. The port
    has been compiled using gcc346 and bnu2351b.

    - The port has been tested by using it. I have used them only on WinXP
    and Win98SE. It has worked flawlessly. I do not konw if this will
    ever be the case on FreeDOS. I have never used/tested them in that

    - Some of the file names of the man pages are not SFN clean.
    I have no intention to fix this.

    - If NLS support is wanted, then the sources must be reconfigured
    passing the nls option to config.bat.

    As usual, all djgpp specific files (diffs, README files, etc.) are stored
    in the "djgpp" directory. The sources have been configured to be build
    in the "_build" directory. If for some reason it does not work for you,
    delete it contents and configure from scratch again.

    Please read the docs to become familiar with this product.

    Here is an extract of the NEWS file showing the user visible changes
    from the last port (GNU IDN library 1.35) to this one:


    * Noteworthy changes in release 1.38 (2021-07-22) [stable]

    ** doc: Simplify building of gdoc-generated man/texi outputs.
    Now the targets are rebuilt on version number changes properly.

    ** doc: Improve GTK-DOC manual.

    ** build: Fix build errors related to doc/idn--help.texi.

    ** build: Fix --disable-tld builds.
    Now tld_strerror() is removed when --disable-tld is used.

    * Noteworthy changes in release 1.37 (2021-05-15) [stable]

    ** doc: Minor fixes and codespell typos.

    ** Updated translations.

    ** Update gnulib files and build fixes.
    We now use gnulib's ./bootstrap and gnulib's readme-release
    infrastructure for making releases.

    ** API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

    * Noteworthy changes in release 1.36 (2020-07-22) [stable]

    ** Fix unlikely memory leak in idna_to_unicode_4z4z().
    Patch from Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@redhat.com>.

    ** Check codepoint validity in punycode_decode() and punycode_decode(). Reported-by: Mike Schiffman (Farsight Security, Inc.).

    ** tld: Add U+00EF to .nl TLD table.
    Reported by Trond Haugen <trond.haugen@norid.no>.

    ** Indent code.

    ** Translation fixes.

    ** Update gnulib files.

    ** API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.


    The port consists of the usual three packages that have been produced using
    djdev206 (CVS repository code) and can be downloaded from ftp.delorie.com
    and mirrors as (time stamp 2021-11-01):

    libidn 1.38 binary, headers, library, info and man format documentation:

    libidn 1.38 dvi, html, pdf and ps format documentation:

    libidn 1.38 source:

    Send GNU IDN library specific bug reports to <bug-libidn@gnu.org>.
    Send suggestions and bug reports concerning the DJGPP port
    to comp.os.msdos.djgpp or <djgpp@delorie.com>.


    Guerrero, Juan Manuel <juan.guerrero@igd.fhg.de>

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