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ANNOUNCE: curl and libcurl 7.9.1

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2001 12:40:08 +0100 (MET)

What could possibly be more fun a sunday afternoon than a brand new curl

Curl and libcurl 7.9.1 is out! This is mainly a bugfix release.

Get curl 7.9.1 from As usual, allow some
time before the popular binary archives are up-to-date with this.

This release includes the following fixes:

 o a bunch of new test cases
 o much better connection re-use validity check
 o bugfixed connection re-use for FTP urls containing name and password
 o LDAP transfers no longer "hang"
 o a memory leak in the cookie engine was removed
 o CURLE_GOT_NOTHING is a new possible error code
 o curl_easy_duphandle() now duplicates cookie parser status too
 o CURLOPT_FAILONERROR now only fails on HTTP codes >= 400
 o the test suite runs on cygwin too
 o a possible memory leak on transfer failures was removed
 o more accurate "current speed" measuring for the progress meter
 o a theoretical Location: bug removed
 o CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR (-c) now enables the cookie parser by itself
 o Added CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION (--http1.0) to enable using HTTP 1.0 requests
 o libcurl now ignores SIGPIPE
 o non-blocking connects are being used on all platforms
 o a memory leak on IPv6 enabled hosts for name resolving was removed
 o passing curl handles between threads on windows work
 o curl_formadd() was bugfixed several times
 o curl no longer uses curl_formparse() internally, as it is deprecated
 o libcurl allows IPv4 addresses written rfc2732-style
 o CURLINFO_FILETIME now returns -1 if the date was inaccessible
 o bugfixed the cookiejar store function
 o updated the windows makefiles

Other curl-related news since the previous public release:

 o Kjetil Jacobsen announced verion 0.4.2 of the Python interface:

 o Dan Wood announced the CURLHandle project which is a Cocoa subclass around

I firmly believe that this is the best version of curl released so far.

This release would not have looked like this without help, reports and advice
from friends like these:

 Kevin Roth, Georg Huettenegger, Dirk Eddelbuettel, Keith McGuigan, Albert
 Chin, Moonesamy, Lucas Adamski, T. Bharath, Tom Benoist, Jörn Hartroth,
 Ramana Mokkapati, Andrés García, John Janssen, Paul Harrington

        Thanks! (and sorry if I forgot to mention someone)

    Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs --
Received on 2001-11-04