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ANNOUNCE: curl and libcurl 7.10

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 11:07:04 +0200 (MET DST)

Curl and libcurl 7.10 is out!

Get curl 7.10 from As usual, allow some
time before the popular binary archives are up-to-date with this.

    Read the UPGRADE file!

This release includes the following changes:

 o curl -x "" now disables proxy-usage completely
 o The libcurl and thus the curl version string too were modified slightly
 o added curl_version_info() for various runtime version info
 o added curl_free() that allows freeing data libcurl malloced()
 o CURLOPT_ENCODING added, supports decompression of compressed downloaded data
   This is used with 'curl --compressed'. This feature uses the libz library,
   if present.
 o MIT-licensed only, no dual-stuff. That is history. Old. Gone. Forgotten.
 o libcurl does peer certificate verification by default. This needs to be
   disabled if you need to talk to SSL servers in an insecure way! (curl -k
   does this). See further details in the UPGRADE document.
 o SOCKS5-proxy support was added (somewhat flawed, see CHANGES for details)
 o More SSL error codes was added
 o CURLOPT_NOSIGNAL was added for multi-threaded programs to use
 o --limit-rate is now supported
 o CURLOPT_BUFFERSIZE sets a desired read buffer size
 o The FTP PORT command uses a better default IP address

This release includes the following bugfixes:

 o transfer after a failed connect when using the multi interface
 o headerless HTTP downloads
 o "-C -" on multiple file downloads
 o resume on file:// downloads
 o memory leak in libcurl on repeated resume http downloads
 o crashes on 64bit machines solved
 o IPv6 IP-address only URLs sent bad Host: headers
 o --silent is more silent when doing URL globbing fetches
 o curl_multi_perform() now returns control properly when waiting for connect
 o curl_formadd man page was corrected
 o curl_escape() and curl_unescape() no longer deals with '+'
 o improved performance on persistent transfers on windows
 o no longer closes ftp connections unncessarily often
 o -N works again
 o the windows DLL now builds with the multi interface enabled
 o the internal password prompt now uses stderr instead of stdout
 o minor cookie parsing bug when no space came after the header colon
 o better #ifdef conditions in the global curl header files
 o the curl tool didn't allow POST of zero contents
 o literal RFC2732-style IPv6 addresses didn't work

Other curl-related news since the previous public release:

 o Kjetil Jacobsen released pycurl-

 o Dan Woord released CurlHandle 1.6

 o Cris Bailiff released Curl::easy perl module verson 1.35

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

 Miklos Nemeth, Tom Mattison, Hanno L. Kranzhoff, Yarram Sunil, Chris Combes,
 Andrés García, Markus Oberhumer, Lukasz Czekierda, Jonatan Lander, Jörn
 Hartroth, Bjorn Reese, Glen Nakamura, T. Bharath, Tom Zerucha, Nick Gimbrone,
 Cris Bailiff, Andrew Francis, Keith MacDonald, Ulrich Zadow, Sterling Hughes,
 James Gallagher, Sven Neuhaus, Craig Markwardt, Kevin Roth, Ilguiz Latypov,
 Dolbneff A.V, Spiridonoff A.V, Wez Furlong, Walter J. Mack, Domenico
 Andreoli, Christian Kurz

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

 Daniel Stenberg -- curl related mails on curl related mailing lists please
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