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RE: [setup.exe] HTTP v1.1 and persistent connections
- From: "Roth, Kevin P." <KPRoth at MarathonOil dot com>
- To: "cygwin-apps mail-list (E-mail)" <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 16:23:23 -0500
- Subject: RE: [setup.exe] HTTP v1.1 and persistent connections
I don't know whether it's too late at this point in the
game to mention this, but libcurl already supports all the
things you've mentioned (full http/1.1 support, reusable
connections, etc) and it's licensing makes it fairly easy
to include into your code or staticly link if you need to
avoid run-time dependancies.
And it compiles nicely for native Win32 using minGW, so
you don't have to link against cygwin1.dll for any reason...
From: Robert Collins [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Re: [setup.exe] HTTP v1.1 and persistent connections
> Have in mind that for each package to be downloaded a
> new connection is made, so the keep-alive feature does
> not make too much sense, but the slowdown I'm talking
> about is significant. I hope this will decrease the
> overall processing time.
What the HTTP object could do is have a connection pool maintained in a
static member, and new downloads can reuse connections from that pool if
they are still open.