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Re: Download Averaging Issue

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:17:33 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 23 Nov 2011, Rob Ward wrote:

> I would have thought that changing the behavior from what it has being for
> several years could cause a number of issues for applications in the field
> that have a dependency on it's current behavior, however i bow to your
> judgment with regards to this as you obviously have a greater understanding
> of how curl is used.

I can't say this with 100% certainty, but I've read about people having
problems in the past as well with changing the speed rating options during
transfers. Possibly a modified behavior would rather be welcomed by users...

I don't think that many users actually change speed rate during transfers.

> I would have also thought that curl will be used by many for streaming of
> media and that having a minimum could service a large number of application
> in the future but that is pure speculation.

You might be right. I can in no way claim to actually know what people use
libcurl for or how many that stream media with it.

I would love to get some other people's opinions and views on the problem and
the ideas we've bounced back and forth on how to make this easier/better for
applications. Any other media streamer around?

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Received on 2011-11-23