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ANNOUNCE: curl and libcurl 7.12.0

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 11:16:30 +0200 (CEST)

Good day!

I feel happy to once again announce a step forwards in the curl evolution!

Curl and libcurl 7.12.0:

 Public curl release number: 81
 Releases counted from the very beginning: 108
 Available command line options: 96
 Available curl_easy_setopt() options: 113
 Number of public functions in libcurl: 36

As usual you find the source packages at
or on one of our many mirrors.

A special thanks to: and Alan Pinstein, for paying me to focus on their requests

MD5 sums (GPG signatures are also provided):

d0a717da32b162149004c936a7a2ba08 curl-7.12.0.tar.bz2
7d7fa7566533546d29bbf6499bccc08c curl-7.12.0.tar.gz

This release includes the following changes:

 o added ability to "upload" to file:// URLs
 o added curl_global_init_mem()
 o removed curl_formparse()
 o the MSVC project file in the release archive is automatically built
 o curl --proxy-digest is a new command line option
 o the Windows version of libcurl can use wldap32.dll for LDAP
 o added curl_easy_strerror(), curl_multi_strerror() and curl_share_strerror()
 o IPv6-enabled Windows hosts now resolves names threaded/asynch as well
 o configure --with-libidn can be used to point out the root dir of a libidn
   installation (version 0.4.5 or later) for curl to use, then libcurl can
   resolve and use IDNA names (domain names with "international" letters)

This release includes the following bugfixes:

 o incoming cookies with domains set with a prefixed dot now works better
 o CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE and CURLOPT_COOKIE can be used in the same request
 o improved peer certificate name verification
 o allocation failures cause no leaks nor crashes
 o the progress meter display now handles file sizes up to full 8 exabytes
   (which is as high a signed 64 bit number can reach)
 o general HTTP authentication improvements
 o HTTP Digest authentication with the proxy works
 o mulipart formposting with -F and file names with spaces work again
 o curl_easy_duphandle() now works when ares-enabled
 o HTTP Digest authentication works a lot more like the RFC says
 o curl works with telnet and stdin properly on Windows
 o configure --without-ssl works even when pkg-config has OpenSSL details
 o src/hugehelp.c builds correct again in non-configure build environments

Other curl-related news since the previous public release:

 o The CVS repository was moved to
 o AdacURL 7.11.2 was released:
 o PycURL 7.11.3 was released:
 o A new German download mirror:
 o Two new mailing lists are available:
   curl-and-python - for python programmers using pycurl or curl
   curl-perl-commmits - receives commits done to the curl-perl CVS module

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

 Gisle Vanem, Tommy Tam, Luca Altea, James Bursa, Mihai Ionescu, Michael
 Benedict, Andrés García, Joe Halpin, Seshubabu Pasam, Peter Sylvester, Robert
 D. Young, Jesse Noller, David Byron, Massimiliano Ziccardi, Mohun Biswas,
 Renaud Duhaut

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

     Daniel Stenberg -- --
      Dedicated custom curl help for hire:
Received on 2004-06-02