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[ANN] Link Checker 4.5 released

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:15:33 -0400
Message-Id: <7798F0F2-0195-426D-937C-B5492BE2B219@w3.org>
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
Dear all,

The popular W3C link checker tool just got an update.

Use it online
       http://validator.w3.org/checklink

.... or download it: it is Free and Open Source
       http://search.cpan.org/dist/W3C-LinkChecker/

This release of version 4.5 of the link checker is mostly a bugfix  
release.
Changes include:
* Bug Fix: when trying to access some broken resources the link checker
   would sometimes time out and not finishing its job. A change in  
timeout
   settings should fix that issue

* Bug Fix: updated dependencies for easier, more reliable installation  
on
   all systems. The link checker would sometimes report dubious results
   during installation (albeit successful) and the changes

* Bug Fix: the “quiet” option in command-line use was made quieter

* Misc.: the distributed source now no longer includes W3C-trademarked
   material, making it easier to distribute in strict open source
   distributions.

For a full changelog, see:
http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/SCOP/W3C-LinkChecker-4.5/ChangeLog

                     **** Contribute ! ****

The link checker is an open source project, and everyone is welcome to
participate to its development. Visit the link checker's documentation
page for information on installing, patching, and reporting issues:
http://validator.w3.org/docs/checklink.html


                      **** Thank You ****

Many thanks to everyone involved in making this new release. Recent work
on the link checker was made possible thanks to great bug reports and
suggestions.

Credit where credit is due: Ville Skyttä has been the main architect of
this release, finding and resolving issues in the same breath, and  
showing
extraordinary patience while we tried to entangle legalese issues with
licensing and distribution. Kudos.

Thank you,
-- 
olivier
Received on Monday, 30 March 2009 14:15:43 GMT

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