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Maintenance plans for libwww?

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 13:51:09 -0400
Message-Id: <200005011751.NAA11228@sbcs.cs.sunysb.edu>
To: www-lib@w3.org
cc: danbri@w3.org

Are there any plans to continue to maintain Libwww?

Right now it seems that nobody (who is intimately familiar with the
internals) even tries the patches offered by the list members.
(At least, there has been no reaction to a couple of such patches designed
to fix the two serious bugs that several people stumbled upon: one having
to do with local files and one is timer-related.)

Even the external modules aren't up-to-date. For instance, there is a new
expat parser (6 mos old), but it hasn't made it into the libwww distribution
The SSL interface hasn't been incorporated, even though somebody from w3c
sent a message 3 months ago saying that it will be added in a month (the
change in the US export laws now allows this).

Michael Kifer
Received on Monday, 1 May 2000 13:55:26 UTC

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