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Re: [GNUnet-developers] the status of gnURL

From: ng0
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] the status of gnURL
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:18:01 +0000

Christian Grothoff transcribed 3.7K bytes:
> On 08/24/2017 10:31 AM, ng0 wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > 
> > With the release of 7.55.1-3 I am positive that I achieved one of the
> > initial goals of gnURL: cURL and gnURL should be able to exist on one
> > system (without the need for downstream packagers to apply further hacks).
> >
> > So, what's next?
> > 
> > * New Features?
> >   Christian concluded the initial announcement post of gnURL with:
> >   "However, we're happy to add new features relating to this core
> >   subset and might be easier to convince than the cURL developers."
> > 
> >   So, what features would you like to see without introducing too
> >   much maintenance burden you have to debug? Is there anything
> >   cURL doesn't do you'd like to see or change?
> Well, what I primarily had in mind was making curl pluggable. We should
> dlopen() libraries that support protocols, both in terms of transport
> protocol (HTTP/FTP/etc.) and crypto (OpenSSL/GnuTLS/etc.).  That way,
> libgnurl itself would not link against the world plus a kitchen sink,
> but only against dependencies we actually need.
> That said, with GNU (lib)wget2, there is a competitor for cURL (at least
> the HTTP-part) on the horizon, and GNU wget2 is already working on using
> GNU libmicrohttpd for their test suite, so I think we should take a
> closer look at it to see if it might be a better alternative to cURL and
> gnURL before investing significant efforts into gnURL.

Okay, sounds good.
If wget2 is already usable, are there any gnunet core-developers
who'd like to take on investigating this (using wget2 in place of
gnURL for GNUnet)?
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