Wslay - The WebSocket library
Project Web: http://wslay.sourceforge.net/
Wslay is a WebSocket library written in C. It implements the protocol version 13 described in RFC 6455. This library offers 2 levels of API: event-based API and frame-based low-level API. For event-based API, it is suitable for non-blocking reactor pattern style. You can set callbacks in various events. For frame-based API, you can send WebSocket frame directly. Wslay only supports data transfer part of WebSocket protocol and does not perform opening handshake in HTTP.
- Text/Binary messages.
- Automatic ping reply.
- Callback interface.
- External event loop.
Wslay does not perform any I/O operations for its own. Instead, it offers callbacks for them. This makes Wslay independent on any I/O frameworks, SSL, sockets, etc. This makes Wslay portable across various platforms and the application authors can choose freely I/O frameworks.
Sphinx is used to generate man pages.
To build and run the unit test programs, the following packages are needed:
- cunit >= 2.1
To build and run the example programs, the following packages are needed:
- nettle >= 2.4
Build from git
Building from git is easy, but please be sure that at least autoconf 2.68 is used.:
$ autoreconf -i $ automake $ autoconf $ ./configure $ make