[ANNOUNCE] libXdmcp 1.1.2

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Sat Mar 21 12:30:57 PDT 2015

On 03/21/15 10:22 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 21 March 2015 13:05:16 Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> libXdmcp is the X Display Manager Control Protocol library, used by
>> both X servers and display managers to handle both ends of the XDMCP
>> connection.
>> This release has hardened handling of invalid arguments & allocation
>> failures, adds support for using arc4random in key generation, and
>> adds some unit tests to help developers prevent regressions in the
>> future.
> Alan: Can replace the deb package in wheezy, which is 1.1.1-1, with this
> without any excitement?  3.4-9AMD64 kernel running ATM.

As far as I know you can - it should be completely compatible with existing
versions, just with better error checking & handling.

The biggest compatibility risk I'm aware of is if you build on a system
where libc or libbsd offers arc4random, then you can't use on older systems
without that support.   But that's the usual case, we don't design our
software to support older or less capable runtimes than they build against.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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