Changes in Jansson

Version 2.7 (in development)

Released XXXX-XX-XX

  • New features:
  • Bug fixes:
    • Some malformed \uNNNN escapes could crash the decoder with an assertion failure.
  • Other changes:
    • \uNNNN escapes are now encoded in upper case for better readability.

Version 2.6

Released 2014-02-11

  • Security:
    • CVE-2013-6401: The hash function used by the hashtable implementation has been changed, and is automatically seeded with random data when the first JSON object is created. This prevents an attacker from causing large JSON objects with specially crafted keys perform poorly.
  • New features:
  • Bug fixes:
    • Include CMake specific files in the release tarball.
  • Documentation:
    • Fix tutorial source to send a User-Agent header, which is now required by the GitHub API.
    • Set all memory to zero in secure_free() example.

Version 2.5

Released 2013-09-19

  • New features:
  • Bug fixes:
    • json_dumps() and friends: Don’t crash if json is NULL and JSON_ENCODE_ANY is set.
    • Fix a theoretical integer overflow in jsonp_strdup().
    • Fix l_isxdigit() macro (#97).
    • Fix an off-by-one error in json_array_remove().
  • Build:
    • Support CMake in addition to GNU Autotools (#106, #107, #112, #115, #120, #127).
    • Support building for Android (#109).
    • Don’t use -Werror by default.
    • Support building and testing with VPATH (#93).
    • Fix compilation when NDEBUG is defined (#128)
  • Tests:
    • Fix a refleak in test/bin/json_process.c.
  • Documentation:
    • Clarify the return value of json_load_callback_t().
    • Document how to circumvent problems with separate heaps on Windows.
    • Fix memory leaks and warnings in github_commits.c.
    • Use json_decref() properly in tutorial.
  • Other:
    • Make it possible to forward declare struct json_t.

Version 2.4

Released 2012-09-23

  • New features:
    • Add json_boolean() macro that returns the JSON true or false value based on its argument (#86).
    • Add json_load_callback() that calls a callback function repeatedly to read the JSON input (#57).
    • Add JSON_ESCAPE_SLASH encoding flag to escape all occurences of / with \/.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Check for and reject NaN and Inf values for reals. Encoding these values resulted in invalid JSON.
    • Fix json_real_set() to return -1 on error.
  • Build:
    • Jansson now builds on Windows with Visual Studio 2010, and includes solution and project files in win32/vs2010/ directory.
    • Fix build warnings (#77, #78).
    • Add -no-undefined to LDFLAGS (#90).
  • Tests:
    • Fix the symbol exports test on Linux/PPC64 (#88).
  • Documentation:
    • Fix typos (#73, #84).

Version 2.3.1

Released 2012-04-20

  • Build issues:
    • Only use long long if strtoll() is also available.
  • Documentation:
    • Fix the names of library version constants in documentation. (#52)
    • Change the tutorial to use GitHub API v3. (#65)
  • Tests:
    • Make some tests locale independent. (#51)
    • Distribute the library exports test in the tarball.
    • Make test run on shells that don’t support the export FOO=bar syntax.

Version 2.3

Released 2012-01-27

  • New features:
    • json_unpack() and friends: Add support for optional object keys with the {s?o} syntax.
    • Add json_object_update_existing() and json_object_update_missing(), for updating only existing keys or only adding missing keys to an object. (#37)
    • Add json_object_foreach() for more convenient iteration over objects. (#45, #46)
    • When decoding JSON, write the number of bytes that were read from input to error.position also on success. This is handy with JSON_DISABLE_EOF_CHECK.
    • Add support for decoding any JSON value, not just arrays or objects. The support is enabled with the new JSON_DECODE_ANY flag. Patch by Andrea Marchesini. (#4)
  • Bug fixes
    • Avoid problems with object’s serial number growing too big. (#40, #41)
    • Decoding functions now return NULL if the first argument is NULL. Patch by Andrea Marchesini.
    • Include jansson_config.h.win32 in the distribution tarball.
    • Remove + and leading zeros from exponents in the encoder. (#39)
    • Make Jansson build and work on MinGW. (#39, #38)
  • Documentation
    • Note that the same JSON values must not be encoded in parallel by separate threads. (#42)
    • Document MinGW support.

Version 2.2.1

Released 2011-10-06

  • Bug fixes:
    • Fix real number encoding and decoding under non-C locales. (#32)
    • Fix identifier decoding under non-UTF-8 locales. (#35)
    • json_load_file(): Open the input file in binary mode for maximum compatiblity.
  • Documentation:
    • Clarify the lifecycle of the result of the s fromat of json_unpack(). (#31)
    • Add some portability info. (#36)
    • Little clarifications here and there.
  • Other:
    • Some style fixes, issues detected by static analyzers.

Version 2.2

Released 2011-09-03

  • New features:
  • Bug fixes:
  • Other:
    • Documentation typo fixes and clarifications.

Version 2.1

Released 2011-06-10

  • New features:
    • json_loadb(): Decode a string with a given size, useful if the string is not null terminated.
    • Add JSON_ENCODE_ANY encoding flag to allow encoding any JSON value. By default, only arrays and objects can be encoded. (#19)
    • Add JSON_REJECT_DUPLICATES decoding flag to issue a decoding error if any JSON object in the input contins duplicate keys. (#3)
    • Add JSON_DISABLE_EOF_CHECK decoding flag to stop decoding after a valid JSON input. This allows other data after the JSON data.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fix an additional memory leak when memory allocation fails in json_object_set() and friends.
    • Clear errno before calling strtod() for better portability. (#27)
  • Building:
    • Avoid set-but-not-used warning/error in a test. (#20)
  • Other:
    • Minor clarifications to documentation.

Version 2.0.1

Released 2011-03-31

  • Bug fixes:
    • Replace a few malloc() and free() calls with their counterparts that support custom memory management.
    • Fix object key hashing in json_unpack() strict checking mode.
    • Fix the parentheses in JANSSON_VERSION_HEX macro.
    • Fix json_object_size() return value.
    • Fix a few compilation issues.
  • Portability:
    • Enhance portability of va_copy().
    • Test framework portability enhancements.
  • Documentation:
    • Distribute doc/upgrading.rst with the source tarball.
    • Build documentation in strict mode in make distcheck.

Version 2.0

Released 2011-02-28

This release is backwards incompatible with the 1.x release series. See the chapter “Upgrading from older versions” in documentation for details.

  • Backwards incompatible changes:
    • Unify unsigned integer usage in the API: All occurences of unsigned int and unsigned long have been replaced with size_t.
    • Change JSON integer’s underlying type to the widest signed integer type available, i.e. long long if it’s supported, otherwise long. Add a typedef json_int_t that defines the type.
    • Change the maximum indentation depth to 31 spaces in encoder. This frees up bits from the flags parameter of encoding functions json_dumpf(), json_dumps() and json_dump_file().
    • For future needs, add a flags parameter to all decoding functions json_loadf(), json_loads() and json_load_file().
  • New features
  • Fix many portability issues, especially on Windows.
  • Configuration
    • Add file jansson_config.h that contains site specific configuration. It’s created automatically by the configure script, or can be created by hand if the configure script cannot be used. The file jansson_config.h.win32 can be used without modifications on Windows systems.
    • Add a section to documentation describing how to build Jansson on Windows.
    • Documentation now requires Sphinx 1.0 or newer.

Version 1.3

Released 2010-06-13

  • New functions:
  • New encoding flags:
    • JSON_PRESERVE_ORDER: Preserve the insertion order of object keys.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fix an error that occured when an array or object was first encoded as empty, then populated with some data, and then re-encoded
    • Fix the situation like above, but when the first encoding resulted in an error
  • Documentation:
    • Clarify the documentation on reference stealing, providing an example usage pattern

Version 1.2.1

Released 2010-04-03

  • Bug fixes:
    • Fix reference counting on true, false and null
    • Estimate real number underflows in decoder with 0.0 instead of issuing an error
  • Portability:
    • Make int32_t available on all systems
    • Support compilers that don’t have the inline keyword
    • Require Autoconf 2.60 (for int32_t)
  • Tests:
    • Print test names correctly when VERBOSE=1
    • test/suites/api: Fail when a test fails
    • Enhance tests for iterators
    • Enhance tests for decoding texts that contain null bytes
  • Documentation:
    • Don’t remove changes.rst in make clean
    • Add a chapter on RFC conformance

Version 1.2

Released 2010-01-21

  • New functions:
  • New encoding flags:
    • JSON_SORT_KEYS: Sort objects by key
    • JSON_ENSURE_ASCII: Escape all non-ASCII Unicode characters
    • JSON_COMPACT: Use a compact representation with all unneeded whitespace stripped
  • Bug fixes:
    • Revise and unify whitespace usage in encoder: Add spaces between array and object items, never append newline to output.
    • Remove const qualifier from the json_t parameter in json_string_set(), json_integer_set() and json_real_set().
    • Use int32_t internally for representing Unicode code points (int is not enough on all platforms)
  • Other changes:
    • Convert CHANGES (this file) to reStructured text and add it to HTML documentation
    • The test system has been refactored. Python is no longer required to run the tests.
    • Documentation can now be built by invoking make html
    • Support for pkg-config

Version 1.1.3

Released 2009-12-18

  • Encode reals correctly, so that first encoding and then decoding a real always produces the same value
  • Don’t export private symbols in libjansson.so

Version 1.1.2

Released 2009-11-08

  • Fix a bug where an error message was not produced if the input file could not be opened in json_load_file()
  • Fix an assertion failure in decoder caused by a minus sign without a digit after it
  • Remove an unneeded include of stdint.h in jansson.h

Version 1.1.1

Released 2009-10-26

  • All documentation files were not distributed with v1.1; build documentation in make distcheck to prevent this in the future
  • Fix v1.1 release date in CHANGES

Version 1.1

Released 2009-10-20

  • API additions and improvements:
    • Extend array and object APIs
    • Add functions to modify integer, real and string values
    • Improve argument validation
    • Use unsigned int instead of uint32_t for encoding flags
  • Enhance documentation
    • Add getting started guide and tutorial
    • Fix some typos
    • General clarifications and cleanup
  • Check for integer and real overflows and underflows in decoder
  • Make singleton values thread-safe (true, false and null)
  • Enhance circular reference handling
  • Don’t define -std=c99 in AM_CFLAGS
  • Add C++ guards to jansson.h
  • Minor performance and portability improvements
  • Expand test coverage

Version 1.0.4

Released 2009-10-11

  • Relax Autoconf version requirement to 2.59
  • Make Jansson compile on platforms where plain char is unsigned
  • Fix API tests for object

Version 1.0.3

Released 2009-09-14

  • Check for integer and real overflows and underflows in decoder
  • Use the Python json module for tests, or simplejson if the json module is not found
  • Distribute changelog (this file)

Version 1.0.2

Released 2009-09-08

  • Handle EOF correctly in decoder

Version 1.0.1

Released 2009-09-04

Version 1.0

Released 2009-08-25

  • Initial release