Subject: ANNOUNCE: libssh2 version 1.2.8

ANNOUNCE: libssh2 version 1.2.8

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 19:21:30 +0200 (CEST)

Hi friends!

I'm happy to announce that I've just packaged and uploaded libssh2 version
1.2.8 to the web site. Get it from:

libssh2 1.2.8

This release includes the following changes:

  o added libssh2_free, libssh2_channel_get_exit_signal and
  o SFTP read/write remade and now MUCH faster, especially on high latency
  o added new examples: ssh2_echo.c, sftp_append.c and sftp_write_sliding.c
  o userauth: derive publickey from private
  o NEWS: now generated from git

This release includes the following bugfixes:

  o Support unlimited number of host names in a single line of the
    known_hosts file.
  o fix memory leak in userauth_keyboard_interactive()
  o fix memory leaks (two times cipher_data) for each sftp session
  o session_startup: manage server data before server identification
  o SCP: allow file names with bytes > 126
  o scp_recv: improved treatment of channel_read() returning zero
  o libssh2_userauth_authenticated: make it work as documented
  o variable size cleanup: match internal variable sizes better with the sizes
    of the fields used on the wire
  o channel_request_pty_size: fix reqPTY_state
  o sftp_symlink: return error if receive buffer too small
  o sftp_readdir: return error if buffer is too small
  o libssh2_knownhost_readfile.3: clarify return value
  o configure: stop using the deprecated AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE syntax
  o Fixed Win32 makefile which was now broken at resource build
  o kex_agree_hostkey: fix NULL pointer derefence
  o _libssh2_ntohu64: fix conversion from network bytes to uint64
  o ssize_t: proper typedef with MSVC compilers
  o zlib: Add debug tracing of zlib errors
  o decomp: increase decompression buffer sizes

This release would not have looked like this without help, code, reports and
advice from friends like these:

  Alexander Lamaison, Alfred Gebert, Guenter Knauf, Dan Fandrich,
  Daniel Stenberg, Jasmeet Bagga, Joey Degges, Mark Smith, Peter Stuge,
  Pierre Joye, Simon Josefsson, TJ Saunders, Tommy Lindgren

         Thanks! (and sorry if I forgot to mention someone)

Received on 2011-04-05