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ANNOUNCE: curl and libcurl 7.10.5

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 14:00:38 +0200 (CEST)

Curl and libcurl 7.10.5 is out! A bugfix release.

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This release includes the following changes:

 o support for Content-Encoding: gzip was added
 o test cases modified to include server requirement in each test case file
 o CURLOPT_FTP_USE_EPRT was added, --disable-eprt with the tool
 o setting CURLOPT_ENCODING to "" automaticly enables all supported encodings

This release includes the following bugfixes:

 o libcurl now calls the progress meter during slow ftp responses as well
 o a write loop resulting in badly updated progress meter was fixed
 o non-blocking sockets fix for PORT ftp downloads
 o CURLOPT_INTERFACE performance fix on Linux
 o EAGAIN-fix improves HPUX (at least) functionality
 o configure script fix for the writable argv check and cross-compiles
 o features more verbose error message when some OpenSSL read errors occur
 o improved ftp compliance with RFC1738, now performs individual CWD commands
   for each path part in the URL
 o cookie overhaul: fixed jarsaving, improved path treatment and stricter
   cookie receiving, adjusts to Hosts: headers
 o CURLINFO_CONNECT_TIME works with the multi interface too
 o curl_easy_setopt() now returns correct error codes
 o formposting .html files set Content-Type text/html now
 o curl reports a new huge and verbose error message on CA cert problems
 o libcurl now returns CURLE_SSL_CACERT on CA cert problems
 o chunked-transfer deflate downloads work
 o FTP-server responses to CWD are now more liberally treated
 o fixed url parsing when '?' is used after the host name without '/'.
 o curl -I on ftp files outputs the date with correct time zone (GMT)
 o curl -z now works for FTP files (CURLOPT_TIMECONDITION)
 o the default DEBUGFUNCTION outputs incoming headers as well
 o Content-Type extraction did wrong if there was no space after the colon
 o the MSVC project file was fixed
 o no longer installs the ca bundle when built --without-ssl
 o the boundary strings in formposts now look very similar to the ones IE
 o test suite runs on cygwin

Other curl-related news since the previous public release:

 o Kjetil Jacobsen released pycurl-7.10.4

 o Andrés García released TclCurl 0.10.4

 o Cris Bailiff released WWW::Curl 2.0 (now also available on CPAN)

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

 Kevin Roth, Martijn Broenland, Ryan Weaver, Magnus Nilsson, James Bursa,
 Vlad Krupin, Dan Fandrich, Nic Hines, Peter Sylvester, Peter Kovacs, David
 Balazic, Andy Cedilnik, Ben Greear, Kevin Delafield, Avery Fay, George

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

 Daniel Stenberg -- curl: been grokking URLs since 1998
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Received on 2003-05-19