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[RELEASE] curl and libcurl 7.50.0

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:13:04 +0200 (CEST)

Hello friends!

I'm happy to once again announce a curl release. Slightly off the regular 8
week cycle due to my own personal vacationing recently. Enjoy!

I'm planning to get a patch release shipped within a week or two.

Download here:

Curl and libcurl 7.50.0

  Public curl releases: 156
  Command line options: 185
  curl_easy_setopt() options: 224
  Public functions in libcurl: 61
  Contributors: 1404

This release includes the following changes:

  o http: add CURLINFO_HTTP_VERSION and %{http_version} [3]

This release includes the following bugfixes:

  o memdebug: fix MSVC crash with -DMEMDEBUG_LOG_SYNC [1]
  o openssl: fix build with OPENSSL_NO_COMP [2]
  o mbedtls: removed unused variables [4]
  o cmake: Added missing mbedTLS support [5]
  o URL parser: allow URLs to use one, two or three slashes [6]
  o curl: fix -q [regression] [7]
  o openssl: Use correct buffer sizes for error messages [8]
  o curl: fix SIGSEGV while parsing URL with too many globs [9]
  o schannel: add CURLOPT_CERTINFO support [10]
  o vtls: fix ssl session cache race condition [11]
  o http: Fix HTTP/2 connection reuse [regression] [12]
  o checksrc: Add LoadLibrary to the banned functions list
  o schannel: Disable ALPN on Windows < 8.1 [13]
  o configure: occasional ignorance of --enable-symbol-hiding with GCC
  o http2: test17xx are the first real HTTP/2 tests
  o resolve: add support for IPv6 DNS64/NAT64 Networks on OS X + iOS [14]
  o curl_multi_socket_action.3: rewording [15]
  o CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS.3: Clarify what happens when set empty [16]
  o cmake: Fix build with winldap [17]
  o openssl: fix cert check with non-DNS name fields present [18]
  o curl.1: mention the units for the progress meter [20]
  o openssl: use more 'const' to fix build warnings with 1.1.0 branch
  o cmake: now using BUILD_TESTING=ON/OFF [19]
  o vtls: Only call add/getsession if session id is enabled
  o headers: forward declare CURL, CURLM and CURLSH as structs [21]
  o configure: improve detection of CA bundle path on FreeBSD [22]
  o SFTP: set a generic error when no SFTP one exists [23]
  o curl_global_init.3: expand on the SSL and WIN32 bits purpose [24]
  o conn: don't free easy handle data in handler->disconnect [25]
  o cookie.c: Fix misleading indentation [26]
  o library: Fix memory leaks found during static analysis [27]
  o CURLMOPT_SOCKETFUNCTION.3: fix typo [28]
  o curl_global_init: moved the "IPv6 works" check here [29]
  o connect: disable TFO on Linux when using SSL [30]
  o vauth: Fixed memory leak due to function returning without free [31]
  o winbuild: fix embedded manifest option

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:

   Andrew Kurushin, Andrew Robbins, Askar Safin, Benjamin Kircher, Brad King,
   Brian Prodoehl, Dan Fandrich, Daniel Seither, Daniel Stenberg, Fabian Ruff,
   Frank Gevaerts, Gisle Vanem, Gou Lingfeng, Ivan Avdeev, Joel Depooter,
   Kamil Dudka, Luo Jinghua, Marcel Raad, Michael Kaufmann, Michael Osipov,
   Michael Wallner, Miroslav Franc, Patrick Monnerat, Ray Satiro, Reinhard Max,
   Renaud Lehoux, Richard Gray, Romain Coltel, Saurav Babu, Sergei Nikulov,
   Stefan Kanthak, Steve Holme, Timothy Polich, vanillajonathan on github,
   Viktor Szakáts,
   (35 contributors)

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

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