libssh 0.5.0rc1

Today we announce the first release candidate for libssh 0.5.0. We consider 0.5 more stable than 0.4 and hope that this will also be the last release candidate.

If you are new to libssh read The Tutorial how to get started. Please join our mailing list or visit our irc channel if you have questions.

You can download libssh 0.5.0rc1 here.


  • Added ssh_ prefix to all public functions.
  • Added complete Windows support.
  • Added improved server support.
  • Added unit tests for a lot of functions.
  • Added asynchronous service request.
  • Added a multiplatform ssh_getpass() function.
  • Added a tutorial.
  • Added a lot of documentation.