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GNU Wget 1.19 released

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: GNU Wget 1.19 released
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:42:04 +0100
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we are pleased to announce the new version of GNU wget 1.19.

It comes with major improvements for Metalink, IDNA2008 for
international domain names, an option to call external tools
for fetching user/password, several bugfixes and improvements.

Many thanks go to all the contributors and list activists !

Contributors (from the git log):
Ander Juaristi
Dale R. Worley 
Eli Zaretskii 
Gisle Vanem 
Giuseppe Scrivano
Göran Uddeborg 
Jann Horn 
Jeffery To
Jérémie Courrèges-Anglas 
Liam R. Howlett
Matthew White
Misra, Deapesh 
Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Noël Köthe
Piotr Wajda
Rahul Bedarkar
Sean Burford
Tim Rühsen
Tobias Stoeckmann

The new version is available for download here:

and the GPG detached signatures using the key 0x08302DB6A2670428:

To reduce load on the main server, you can use this redirector service
which automatically redirects you to a mirror:

Noteworthy changes:

* New option --use-askpass=COMMAND. Fetch user/password by calling
  an external program.

* Use IDNA2008 (+ TR46 if available) through libidn2

* When processing a Metalink header, --metalink-index=<number> allows
  to process the header's application/metalink4+xml files.

* When processing a Metalink file, --trust-server-names enables the
  use of the destination file names specified in the Metalink file,
  otherwise a safe destination file name is computed.

* When processing a Metalink file, enforce a safe destination path.
  Remove any drive letter prefix under w32, i.e. 'C:D:file'.  Call
  libmetalink's metalink_check_safe_path() to prevent absolute,
  relative, or home paths:

* When processing a Metalink file, --directory-prefix=<prefix> sets
  the top of the retrieval tree to prefix for Metalink downloads.

* When processing a Metalink file, reject downloaded files which don't
  agree with their own metalink:size value:

* When processing a Metalink file, with --continue resume partially
  downloaded files and keep fully downloaded files even if they fail
  the verification.

* When processing a Metalink file, create the parent directories of a
  "path/file" destination file name:

* On a recursive download, append a .tmp suffix to temporary files
  that will be deleted after being parsed, and create them
  readable/writable only by the owner.

* New make target 'check-valgrind'

* Fix several bugs

* Fix compatibility issues

Please report any problem you may experience to the address@hidden
mailing list.

For the maintainers of Wget,

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