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Guile-WWW 2.40 available

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Guile-WWW 2.40 available
Date: Mon, 15 May 2017 14:55:21 +0200

release notes:

  2017.  Finally, a default text/* "charset"!  Sizzweb will be happy.

  This release *almost* works w/ (Unofficial) Guile
  (test x300 fails due to a botched 2009 "drain input" refactor, sigh).
  However, it builds and passes "make check" w/ Guile 1.8.7, 1.8.8 and
  2.0.11 (w/ ‘GUILE_AUTO_COMPILE=0’).  Build reports for 2.2.x welcome!

  I will spew on the "documentation more spacious" NEWS item
  somewhere under <>, shortly.


README excerpt:

  This is the Guile WWW library, a set of Guile Scheme
  modules to facilitate HTTP, URL and CGI programming.

NEWS for 2.40 (2017-05-15):

  - distribution now ‘.tar.lz’

    If you have GNU tar, you can use "tar xf" and it will DTRT.
    If not, you can use "lzip -dc TARBALL | tar xf -" to unpack.

  - configure DTRT w/ ‘GUILE’, ‘GUILE_CONFIG’, ‘GUILE_TOOLS’

    The configure script now recognizes, remembers and propagates
    through the build system, the vars ‘GUILE’, ‘GUILE_CONFIG’ and
    ‘GUILE_TOOLS’, expressed either as an env var:

     GUILE='guile-2.0 --no-auto-compile'
     export GUILE

    or (preferably) as an arg to configure:

     ./configure GUILE='guile-2.0 --no-auto-compile'

    As shown here, the var value need not be an absolute filename
    (although that doesn't hurt), and can include options.

    If your system has multiple Guile interpreters installed, to
    avoid horrible confusion, it's probably a good idea to specify
    either all three vars together, or none of them.

  - new support for ‘make describe’

    See (new) file ‘v/README’ for details.

  - new facility to elaborate ‘text/*’ MIME type

    Module ‘(www server-utils filesystem)’ now provides fluid
    ‘default-text-charset’ and proc ‘fully-specified’.  You can use
    these to elaborate a naked ‘text/*’ MIME type w/ charset info.
    For example:

     (with-fluids ((default-text-charset "UTF-8"))
       (list (fully-specified 'type "image/jpeg")
             (fully-specified 'type "text/plain")
             (fully-specified 'Content-Type "text/plain")))
     ((type "image/jpeg")
      (type "text/plain" charset "UTF-8")
      (Content-Type "text/plain;charset=UTF-8"))

    This facility is in module ‘(www server-utils filesystem)’
    rather than module ‘(www data mime-types)’ to keep it near

  - portability tweaks

    Both forward and backward in time, we slog.

  - documentation more spacious

    For improved readability, the Info format of the documentation
    now sports thirteen more blank lines than before.

  - bootstrap tools
    - upgraded
      - GNU Texinfo 6.3
      - Guile-BAUX 20170509.0757.4f8084b
    - as before
      - GNU Autoconf 2.69
      - GNU Automake 1.15

download directory and files:

  77cb65a908da432a4d9a33643153d021  guile-www-2.40.tar.lz.sig
  1c2e045af35052be4be321e33caf9c35  guile-www-2.40.tar.lz

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