Multilingual Domain Name Evaluation Kit (mDNkit) Ver 1.0, Official Release, and Start of Distribution October 18, 2000 JPNIC IDN-TF JPNIC began distribution of the "Multilingual Domain Name Evaluation Kit (mDNkit) Version 1.0, Official Release" on October 18, 2000. Please refer to the following URL for information regarding acquisition and use of the kit. http://www.nic.ad.jp/en/research/idn/index.html#mdnkit The following is a list of changes made from the mDNkit Pre-release Version, which has been distributed since September 20: o Revised online documents (HTML version) o The name "Winsock Wrapper" was changed to "mDN Wrapper." o runmdn can now support glibc resolver. o Patches for BIND 9 were updated to support the BIND 9.0.0 official version. o "ja-minus-hack," a new normalization rule, was added. o The set-up sample files were organized to be more easily understood. o Portability was improved. o Some minor bugs were fixed. Please send bug reports and comments to the following addresses: Bug reports: email@example.com Comments: firstname.lastname@example.org There are also plans to establish a mailing list for the exchange of information among users of the mDNkit and the Japanese domain name test environment, concurrent with the start of the Phase 1 experiment, on November 6.