[ITP] wget2

Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty hamishmb@live.co.uk
Fri Nov 27 17:57:53 GMT 2020

On 24/11/2020 21:06, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2020-07-08 14:05, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> wget2 is the successor of wget supplying a shared library API like
>> curl to
>> build a modern, fast, multi-threaded, parallel downloader using
>> compression and If-Modified-Since headers; see:
>>     https://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2
>> It is currently available on Arch, Debian/Ubuntu, openSUSE,
>> Slackware; see:
>     https://repology.org/project/wget2/versions
> Thanks for help getting here and also the upstream folks!
> Please review wget2 repackaged into subpackages available under:
> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VVuC14KuB6uShm4FQL9BuXH0hpLYnIcJ?usp=sharing
> Appveyor CI playground repo wget2 jobs:
>     https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/jobs.cgi?id=1308
> I have been dogfooding wget2 instead of wget in commands and cron jobs
> and it appears considerably faster, but does not support FTP or other
> protocols supported by curl or wget, and does not support wget
> --retr-symlinks=no option which retrieves symlink contents verbatim
> for analysis with readlink e.g. wget ...-latest... and see if it
> points to the previous or a newer version.
> For more compatibility info see:
>     https://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2/-/wikis/home

I had a quick go on 32-bit Cygwin (figuring most people might try
64-bit), and it seems to work fine and be quite quick. I haven't
compiled the package but I'll find time soon hopefully - it's small so I
guess it doesn't take long.


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