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libwww(-ssl) is now available off from CVS and in tar files

From: <jose.kahan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 19:31:08 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <200006091731.TAA08695@tuvalu.inrialpes.fr>
To: www-lib@w3.org
CC: w3t@w3.org
I finally finished commiting the libwww-ssl. As I said in my previous mails,
I merged the libwww-ssl code (which was in a separate branch), back to
the main libwww CVS tree. So we can stop calling it libwww-ssl.

I also made a pre-distribution and put it under


I noticed that the distribution is generated as tar.gz, tar.Z and .zip.
The first two are for Unix, the latter one for Windows. If no one objects,
I propose we suppress the tar.Z file. I think most systems already have
gzip if they need to compile libwww :)

I called the distribution pre-5.3.0. Pre because it's the first one I make,
so I'm not sure what's missing. Also, there are a number of patches that
I haven't yet had time to commit. Why the rush? Just so that we can give
a URL to the US department of (something) so that we can include SSL in
libwww. And also for early testing of the SSL stuff. The rest of the code
in this distribution is the one taken from the libwww snapshot.

5.3.0 instead of 5.2.9, to set a milestone as the first libwww release
done after Henrik's departure... like, saying that libwww's community has
put out a new version of their library :)

What's missing? 

* I forgot to add the windows makefiles in the .zip distribution.
* I haven't yet updated the Changelog and other documents
* I haven't yet finished applying all the patches.

I'll continue working on this next week, and hopefully we'll have a full
release by the end of next week (unless complications arise :).

Many thanks to Henrik for his clear instructions on how to prepare the
distribution and tar files.


-Jose, on behalf of the libwww User's community
Received on Friday, 9 June 2000 13:31:33 UTC

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