CurlPlugin (call for testing)

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at
Wed Oct 11 18:53:41 UTC 2006

2006/10/11, danil osipchuk <danil at>:
> Hi all.
>         I?ve updated the CurlPlugin swiki page:
> Current state of the plugin is completely different to that of the
> original demo, that is: it supports lot of options, it is non-blocking
> (with the exception of 'file://' urls transfers) and it is defensively
> written (this one is subjective :).
>         It took much more time than I expected (was far more busy all this time
> than usually). I?ve noticed that native SSL http support emerged during
> this month (what is excellent), so the main need for  the plugin seems to
> be gone. It still may be useful (it is probably is/can be faster, smarter
> in corners and more powerful). With the respect to the community and Avi,
> I don?t want to abuse his generosity, so we can skip that part about $$.
> This doesn?t mean that I?m refusing from a beer on occasion, however :)
>         I?m going to leave for a vacation soon for two weeks, during this time I
> will not have an access to Internet other than via astral. Tomorrow I will
> try to put the Linux version (I need to compile it against the same lib
> versions as a windows pack) and will wait for opinions.
> Areas where I need a feedback:
> 1)      What people do with cookies
> 2)      What people might want to do with http-headers
> 3)      What the heck is multiform post and
> 4)      What people think about this in general

I'm thinking about using it for SqueakSource because HTTP POST with
proxies is borken in HttpSocket right now.

In general:
Cool stuff!

> Based on the opinions or their absence I?ll decide to continue with it as
> with a pet project (it is not polished yet) or to do something else.
> Regards,
> Danil

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