[Telepathy] Announce: telepathy-gabble 0.13.3

Will Thompson will.thompson at collabora.co.uk
Wed Jul 27 08:26:49 PDT 2011

The “I got 99 poplars” release. This contains all the fixes from
telepathy-gabble 0.12.4, and more.

tarball: http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/releases/telepathy-gabble/telepathy-gabble-0.13.3.tar.gz
signature: http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/releases/telepathy-gabble/telepathy-gabble-0.13.3.tar.gz.asc
git: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/telepathy/telepathy-gabble


• 'require-encryption' is now enabled by default. This seems like a
  reasonable thing to do in 2011. It will obviously cause connection
  errors if any of the user's configured Jabber servers do not support
  encryption. It may also cause problems if the user is connecting to
  servers with untrustworthy SSL certificates.

  When Gabble encounters a certificate it does not trust, it creates a
  ServerTLSConnection channel, in the hope that it will be handled by an
  application which can prompt the user. Empathy has a handler for such

  On other platforms where no handler is available, if
  require-encryption is disabled, Gabble falls back to accepting those
  certificates (on the basis that encryption was being used
  opportunistically), but if it is enabled, Gabble falls back to
  rejecting them.

• Relatedly, Gabble will itself accept certificates for domains listed
  in 'extra-certificate-identities' if they have no other problems.
  Previously it would include these identities in a property on the
  ServerTLSConnection channel, but do nothing with them itself. (Marco
  Barisione, fd.o#38749)


• If telepathy-yell is installed to /usr/include, the included copy will
  still be used. (Vincent Penquerc'h, fd.o#37492)

• With GnuTLS 2.12, sending very large amounts of data will no longer
  cause the connection to stall. (Sjoerd Simons, fd.o#36077)

• File transfer channels should now work on Windows. (Thomas Flüeli,


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