PuTTY version 0.58 is released

Simon Tatham anakin at pobox.com
Tue Apr 5 22:13:37 BST 2005

PuTTY version 0.58 is released

All the pre-built binaries, and the source code, are now available
from the PuTTY website at


It is with considerable pleasure that the PuTTY team announces the
first release since 0.54 which _isn't_ an urgent security fix. This
release has actual new features, which include:

 - Wildcards (mput/mget) and recursive file transfer in PSFTP.

 - You can now save your session details from the Change Settings
   dialog box, _after_ you've started your session.

 - Various improvements to Unicode support, including:
    * support for right-to-left and bidirectional text (Arabic,
      Hebrew etc). Thanks to arabeyes.org for design and most of the
    * support for Arabic text shaping, again thanks to arabeyes.org.
    * support for Unicode combining characters.

 - Support for the xterm 256-colour control sequences.

 - Port forwardings can now be reconfigured in mid-session.

 - Support for IPv6. Thanks to unfix.org for having patiently
   maintained the patch for this until we were finally ready to
   integrate it.

 - More configurability and flexibility in SSH-2 key exchange. In
   particular, PuTTY can now initiate repeat key exchange during the
   session, which means that if your server doesn't initiate it
   (OpenSSH is known not to bother) you can still have the
   cryptographic benefits.

   (Note that repeat key exchange might cause occasional delays
   during interactive sessions; those delays are there to make your
   session more secure, and do not indicate a bug.)

Bug fixes in this release include:

 - Display artefacts caused by characters overflowing their
   character cell should now all be gone. (This would probably have
   bothered Windows ClearType users more than anyone else.)

 - Keepalives are now supported everywhere. (Previously they were
   supported by Windows GUI PuTTY, but were missing in Plink, PSFTP
   and the Unix port.)

 - Miscellaneous improvements for CJK/IME users; many thanks to
   Hung-Te Lin for assistance.

 - Numerous other small bug fixes.

Enjoy using PuTTY!

Simon Tatham         "infinite loop _see_ loop, infinite"
<anakin at pobox.com>     - Index, Borland Pascal Language Guide

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