Updated: cURL 7.10.1-1

Kevin Roth cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Oct 16 14:45:00 GMT 2002

cURL has been updated to version 7.10.1-1

NOTE - if you use cURL to access an SSL protected (https) web server, read 
the UPGRADE document for details on important new functionality:

ALSO NOTE - there is a new package named curl-devel, which contains all of 
the developer oriented files from the curl package (header files, static 
libraries, libcurl documentation, and sample programs). If you don't write 
code using libcurl, you won't miss these files. Otherwise, I suggest 
downloading them... The libcurl shared runtime library (cygcurl-2.dll) is 
still a part of the regular curl binary package.

Along with a number of bugfixes, this release includes these changes:

 o curl -x "" now disables proxy-usage completely
 o The libcurl and thus the curl version string too were modified slightly
 o added curl_version_info() for various runtime version info
 o added curl_free() that allows freeing data libcurl malloced()
 o CURLOPT_ENCODING added, supports decompression of compressed downloaded 
   This is used with 'curl --compressed'. This feature uses the libz 
   if present.
 o MIT-licensed only, no dual-stuff. That is history. Old. Gone. Forgotten.
 o libcurl does peer certificate verification by default. This needs to be
   disabled if you need to talk to SSL servers in an insecure way! (curl -k
   does this). See further details in the UPGRADE document.
 o SOCKS5-proxy support was added (somewhat flawed, see CHANGES for 
 o More SSL error codes was added
 o CURLOPT_NOSIGNAL was added for multi-threaded programs to use
 o --limit-rate is now supported
 o CURLOPT_BUFFERSIZE sets a desired read buffer size
 o The FTP PORT command uses a better default IP address
 o configure --without-zlib explicitly disables zlib in builds

See the following URLs for full release details:


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the 
http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to 
your system. Then, run setup and answer all questions. 

Note that downloads are not allowed from sources.redhat.com (a.k.a. 
cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to 

find a mirror which has this update. 

Not all mirrors will have been updated at the time this announcement is 
made. If your usual mirror doesn't have the latest version of this package, 

you can either wait for the site to be updated or select another mirror. 

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin mailing 
list: <cygwin@cygwin.com>. This includes ideas and comments about the setup 

utility or Cygwin in general. If you want to make a point or ask a 
question, the Cygwin mailing list is the appropriate place. 

-- Kevin Roth 



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