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[ANNOUNCE] curl and libcurl 7.17.1

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:55:07 +0100 (CET)

Hello curlers!

I'm happy to announce curl and libcurl 7.17.1! Release focus this time: bug

Download your fresh copy here:

Curl and libcurl 7.17.1

  Public curl release number: 102
  Releases counted from the very beginning: 128
  Available command line options: 121
  Available curl_easy_setopt() options: 147
  Number of public functions in libcurl: 55
  Amount of public web site mirrors: 43
  Number of known libcurl bindings: 36
  Number of contributors: 588

This release includes the following changes:

  o automatically append ";type=<a|i>" when using HTTP proxies for FTP urls
  o improved NSS support
  o added --proxy-negotiate
  o added --post301 and CURLOPT_POST301
  o builds with c-ares 1.5.0
  o added CURLOPT_SSH_HOST_PUBLIC_KEY_MD5 and --hostpubmd5
  o added --static-libs to curl-config

This release includes the following bugfixes:

  o curl-config --protocols now properly reports LDAPS, SCP and SFTP
  o ldapv3 support on Windows
  o ldap builds with the MSVC makefiles
  o no HOME and no key given caused SSH auth failure
  o Negotiate authentication over proxy
  o --ftp-method nocwd on directory listings
  o FTP, CURLOPT_NOBODY enabled and CURLOPT_HEADER disabled now does TYPE
    before SIZE
  o re-used handle transfers with SFTP
  o curl_easy_escape() problem with byte values >= 128
  o handles chunked-encoded CONNECT responses
  o misuse of ares_timeout() result
  o --local-port on TFTP transfers
  o CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS could fail to send binary data
  o specifying a proxy with a trailing slash didn't work (unless it also
    contained a port number)
  o redirect from HTTP to FTP or TFTP memory problems and leaks
  o re-used connections a bit too much when using non-SSL protocols tunneled
    over a HTTP proxy
  o embed the manifest in VC8 builds
  o use valgrind in the tests even when the lib is built shared with libtool
  o libcurl built with NSS can now ignore the peer verification even when the
    ca cert bundle is absent

This release includes the following known bugs:

  o see docs/KNOWN_BUGS (

New curl mirrors:

  o is a new web mirror in Nuremberg, Germany

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

  Dan Fandrich, Michal Marek, GŁnter Knauf, Rob Crittenden, Immanuel Gregoire,
  Mark Davies, Max Katsev, Philip Langdale, Alex Fishman, Johnny Luong,
  Alexey Pesternikov, Yang Tse, Kim Rinnewitz, Michael Wallner,
  Patrick Monnerat, Vladimir Lazarenko

         Thanks! (and sorry if I forgot to mention someone)
Received on 2007-10-29