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Curl and libcurl 7.16.2
Public curl release number: 98
Releases counted from the very beginning: 125
Available command line options: 118
Available curl_easy_setopt() options: 141
Number of public functions in libcurl: 54
Amount of public web site mirrors: 38
Number of known libcurl bindings: 35
Number of contributors: 539
This release includes the following changes:
o added support for using the NSS library for TLS/SSL
o changed default anonymous FTP password
o changed the CURLOPT_FTP_SSL_CCC option to handle active and passive
CCC shutdown
o added the --ftp-ssl-ccc-mode command line option
o includes VC8 Makefiles in the release archive
o --ftp-ssl-control is now honoured on ftps:// URLs
o added experimental CURL_ACKNOWLEDGE_EINTR symbol definition check
o --key and new --pubkey options for SSH public key file logins
o --pass now works for a SSH public key file, too
o select (2) support no longer needed to build the library if poll() used
This release includes the following bugfixes:
o in testsuite, update test cookies expiration from 2007-Feb-1 to year 2035
o socks5 works
o builds fine with VC2005
o CURLOPT_RANGE set to NULL resets the range for FTP
o curl_multi_remove_handle() rare crash
o passive FTP transfers work with SOCKS
o multi interface HTTPS connection re-use memory leak
o libcurl.m4's --with-libcurl is improved
o curl-config --libs and libcurl.pc no longer list unnecessary dependencies
o fixed an issue with CCC not working on some servers
o several HTTP pipelining problems
o HTTP CONNECT thru a proxy is now less blocking when the multi interface is
o HTTP Digest header parsing fix for unquoted last word ending with CRLF
o CURLOPT_PORT, HTTP proxy, re-using connections and non-HTTP protocols
o use-after-free issue with HTTP transfers with the multi interface
o the progress callback can get called more frequently
o timeout would restart when signal caught while awaiting socket events
o curl -f with user+password embedded in the URL
o 26 flaws identified by
o builds on QNX 6 again
This release includes the following known bugs:
o see docs/KNOWN_BUGS (
Other curl-related news:
o pycurl 7.16.1 was released:
New curl mirrors:
o is a new mirror in Germany
o is a new mirror in The Netherlands
This release would not have looked like this without help, code, reports and
advice from friends like these:
Yang Tse, Manfred Schwarb, Michael Wallner, Jeff Pohlmeyer, Shmulik Regev,
Rob Crittenden, Robert A. Monat, Dan Fandrich, Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett,
Michal Marek, Robson Braga Araujo, Ian Turner, Linus Nielsen Feltzing,
Ravi Pratap, Adam D. Moss, Jose Kahan, Hang Kin Lau, Justin Fletcher,
Robert Iakobashvili, Bryan Henderson, Eygene Ryabinkin, Daniel Johnson,
Matt Kraai, Nick Zitzmann, Rob Jones
Thanks! (and sorry if I forgot to mention someone)
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