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* [ANN] Guile-SSH 0.16.0 released
@ 2022-09-13 19:31 Artyom V. Poptsov
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Hello Guilers!

I'm pleased to announce Guile-SSH 0.16.0:

As usual, this release tag is signed with my GPG key[1].

This release contains a new SFTP directory traversal API and some small
bugfixes.  See the full list of user visible changes below.

Guile-SSH 0.16.0 API should be backward-compatible with Guile-SSH
0.15.1, but not vice-versa.

Also now you can read the Guile-SSH documentation online here:

Or here (through the Yggdrasil[2] network):

Please note that:

  1. The Yggdrasil access is experimental and there's no guarantees; the
     actual Yggdrasil IPv6 address can be found on the main page of the
     site: <>

  2. The site itself is self-hosted so sometimes it is a bit flacky.

* What is Guile-SSH?

Guile-SSH is a library that provides access to the SSH protocol[3] for
programs written in GNU Guile interpreter.  It is built upon the
libssh[4] library.

Currently Guile-SSH provides the following features:
  - The API that is sufficient for building of standalone SSH clients and
    servers, or for embedding client/server functionality in your lispy Scheme
  - Several authentication methods are supported, including password
    authentication, public key and SSH agent authentication methods.
  - Key management procedures: you can make key pairs, read keys from files,
    get key hashes, get public keys from private keys etc.  DSS, RSA, RSA1 and
    ECDSA (by means of OpenSSL) are supported.
  - Port forwarding procedures and high-level API for creating of SSH tunnels.
  - Distributed forms ('dist-map', 'distribute', ...) that allow to spread the
    evaluation of Scheme code between remote hosts.  Or you can just connect
    to a remote REPL from Scheme using 'with-ssh' procedure and evaluate some
    expressions.  No special server needed on the remote side, just an SSH
    daemon and GNU Guile installed!
  - SFTP client API allows you to read and write remote files, or do directory
    traversal over the SSH protocol right from the Scheme code.
  - Remote popen API that allows you to make either input, output or
    bidirectional pipes to remote processes.
  - Detailed documentation in Texinfo format with examples included, even more
    examples in 'examples' directory.
  - Procedures for interaction with SSH agents.

* The list of user-visible changes

Here's the list of user-visible changes (an excerpt from NEWS file):

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* Changes in version 0.16.0 (2022-09-13)
** Fix Guile snarfer environment
Fix a bug introduced in Guile-SSH 0.15.0 that breaks the cross-compilation.

Reported by Ludovic Courtes <> here:
** New API: SFTP Directory
Guile-SSH now allows directory traversal by means of the new procedures in the
(ssh sftp) module.
** Update the documentation.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Many thanks to all the people who helped me with bug reports, pull
requests and other hints.  I added all contributors to "AUTHORS" and
"THANKS" files -- please let me know if I forgot to thank someone or
if there any typos.

- Artyom


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