[ITP] wget2

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Nov 27 18:28:48 GMT 2020

On 2020-11-27 10:57, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> 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
>>> HTTP/2, HTTP
>>> 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.

Thanks - nearly 15min on Appveyor with all the library, devel, and debuginfo 
bits involved.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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