libidn update

Ken Moffat ken at
Mon Dec 1 06:01:31 PST 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 05:29:49AM -0500, Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm writing here because I figured that someone knows more about this 
> than I do. BLFS currently has libidn-0.6.14 which was released in May of 
> 2007. On libidn's home page,, there 
> is a note saying that libidn-1.0 was released in July of 2007 and it's 
> listing download locations on GNU's main ftp server instead of the alpha 
> ftp server. The latest stable version appears to be 1.9 which was 
> released in July of 2008.
> Is there a particular reason that BLFS never updated (apart from lack of 
> time/resources)? I just want to make sure there's no technical reason.
 I found it a month or two ago.  I could say 1.9 'works for me', but
as a native English speaker I'm not convinced I'm actually using it.
OTOH it _is_ linked from among others curl, xine, epiphany, cmake, yelp,
gnash, all of  which I've used.

 Probably it's a minority interest.

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