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[RELEASE] Curl and libcurl 7.45.0

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:28:31 +0200 (CEST)

Hi team!

I'm very happy to once again tell you that I've just packaged a new curl
release and put it up on the site:

Curl and libcurl 7.45.0

  Public curl releases: 149
  Command line options: 177
  curl_easy_setopt() options: 219
  Public functions in libcurl: 61
  Contributors: 1303

This release includes the following changes:

  o added new tool option --proto-default [6]
  o getinfo: added CURLINFO_ACTIVESOCKET
  o turned CURLINFO_* option docs as stand-alone man pages
  o curl: point out unnecessary uses of -X in verbose mode [17]

This release includes the following bugfixes:

  o curl_global_init_mem.3: Stronger thread safety warning [1]
  o buildconf.bat: Fixed issues when ran in directories with special chars [2]
  o cmake: Fix CurlTests check for gethostbyname_r with 5 arguments
  o generate.bat: Fixed issues when ran in directories with special chars
  o generate.bat: Only call buildconf.bat if it exists
  o generate.bat: Added support for generating only the prerequisite files
  o curl.1: Document weaknesses in SSLv2 and SSLv3
  o CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION.3: connection re-use goes before version
  o docs: Update the redirect protocols disabled by default
  o inet_pton.c: Fix MSVC run-time check failure
  o CURLMOPT_PUSHFUNCTION.3: fix argument types
  o rtsp: support basic/digest authentication
  o rtsp: stop reading empty DESCRIBE responses
  o travis: Upgrading to container based build [3]
  o travis.yml: Add OS X testbot
  o FTP: make state machine not get stuck in state
  o openssl: handle lack of server cert when strict checking disabled [4]
  o configure: change functions to detect openssl (clones) [5]
  o configure: detect latest boringssl [5]
  o runtests: Allow for spaces in server-verify curl custom path
  o http2: on_frame_recv: get a proper 'conn' for the debug logging
  o ntlm: mark deliberate switch case fall-through
  o http2: remove dead code
  o curl_easy_{escape,unescape}.3: "char *" vs. "const char *" [7]
  o curl: point out the conflicting HTTP methods if used
  o cmake: added Windows SSL support [8]
  o curl_easy_{escape,setopt}.3: fix example
  o curl_easy_escape.3: escape '\n' [9]
  o libcurl.m4: Put braces around empty if body [10]
  o buildconf.bat: Fixed double blank line in 'curl manual' warning output
  o sasl: Only define Curl_sasl_digest_get_pair() when CRYPTO_AUTH enabled
  o inet_pton.c: Fix MSVC run-time check failure
  o CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION.3: mention methods for redirects
  o http2: don't pass on Connection: headers [11]
  o nss: do not directly access SSL_ImplementedCiphers [12]
  o docs: numerous cleanups and spelling fixes
  o FTP: do_more: add check for wait_data_conn in upload case [13]
  o parse_proxy: reject illegal port numbers [14]
  o cmake: IPv6 : disable Unix header check on Windows platform [15]
  o winbuild: run buildconf.bat if necessary
  o buildconf.bat: fix syntax error
  o curl_sspi: fix possibly undefined CRYPT_E_REVOKED [16]
  o nss: prevent NSS from incorrectly re-using a session [18]
  o libcurl-errors.3: add two missing error codes
  o openssl: fix build with < 0.9.8
  o openssl: refactor certificate parsing to use OpenSSL memory BIO [19]
  o openldap: only part of LDAP query results received [20]
  o ssl: add server cert's "sha256//" hash to verbose [21]
  o NTLM: Reset auth-done when using a fresh connection [22]
  o curl: generate easysrc only on --libcurl [23]
  o tests: disable 1801 until fixed [24]
  o CURLINFO_TLS_SESSION: always return backend info
  o gnutls: Support CURLOPT_KEYPASSWD
  o gnutls: Report actual GnuTLS error message for certificate errors
  o tests: disable 1510 due to CI-problems on github
  o cmake: Put "winsock2.h" before "windows.h" during configure checks
  o cmake: Ensure discovered include dirs are considered
  o configure: Add missing ')' for CURL_CHECK_OPTION_RT [25]
  o build: fix failures with -Wcast-align and -Werror [26]
  o FTP: fix uploading ASCII with unknown size
  o readwrite_data: set a max number of loops
  o http2: avoid superfluous Curl_expire() calls
  o http2: set TCP_NODELAY unconditionally [27]
  o docs: fix unescaped '\n' in man pages
  o openssl: Fix algorithm init to make (gost) engines work [28]
  o win32: make recent Borland compilers use long long
  o runtests: Fix pid check in checkdied
  o gopher: don't send NUL byte [29]
  o tool_setopt: fix c_escape truncated octal [30]
  o hiperfifo: fix the pointer passed to WRITEDATA [31]
  o getinfo: Fix return code for unknown CURLINFO options [32]

This release includes the following known bugs:

  o see docs/KNOWN_BUGS (

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

   Alessandro Ghedini, Benjamin Kircher, Bertrand Simonnet, Brad King,
   Dan Fandrich, Daniel Hwang, Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Daniel Lee Hwang,
   Daniel Seither, Daniel Stenberg, Denis Feklushkin, Eric Ridge, Erik Janssen,
   Isaac Boukris, Jactry Zeng, Jakub Zakrzewski, Jim Hollinger, Kamil Dudka,
   Maksim Stsepanenka, Marcel Raad, Michael Kalinin, Mike Crowe,
   Nathaniel Waisbrot, Nikolai Kondrashov, Orange Tsai, Patricia Muscalu,
   Patrick Monnerat, Rajkumar Mandal, Ray Satiro, Razvan Cojocaru, Rémy Léone,
   Richard van den Berg, Sam Roth, Sergei Nikulov, Steve Holme,
   Svyatoslav Mishyn, Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa, Thorsten Schöning, Viktor Szakáts,
   W. Mark Kubacki,
   (40 contributors)

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

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