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[libmicrohttpd] libmicrohttpd 0.4.0 released

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: [libmicrohttpd] libmicrohttpd 0.4.0 released
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 22:18:34 -0700
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Dear all,

As you know, Sagie Amir has been working to get SSL/TLS support added to 
libmicrohttpd.  After seeing a decent number of complex tests pass I'm now 
reasonably confident that SSL/TLS-support is working sufficiently well for a 
general release.  Furthermore, quite a few minor bugs (some of which were 
reported to the list here) have also been fixed in the meantime.  

Note that the last one of the bugfixes --- adding 64-bit support for 32-bit 
platforms --- breaks backwards-compatibility.  Changes to clients using 
libmicrohttpd should be minimal (most clients will need to change an "unsigned 
int" to a "size_t" and a "size_t" to an "uint64_t" in the arguments of two 

Please report any problems that you encounter with this release to

About libmicrohttpd

GNU libmicrohttpd is a small C library that is supposed to make it easy to run 
an embedded HTTP server as part of another application. Key features that 
distinguish libmicrohttpd from other projects are:

* C library: fast and small
* API is simple, expressive and fully reentrant
* Implementation is http 1.1 compliant (also works for http 1.0)
* HTTP server can listen on multiple ports
* Support for IPv6
* Support for incremental processing of POST data
* Creates binary of only about 30k (without SSL)
* Three different threading models
* optional support for TLS/SSL

libmicrohttpd was started because we needed an easy way to add a concurrent 
HTTP server to GNUnet. Existing alternatives were either non-free, not 
reentrant, standalone, of terrible code quality or a combination thereof. You 
most likely do not want to use libmicrohttpd if you are looking for a 
standalone HTTP server, there are many other projects out there that provide 
that kind of functionality already. However, if you want to be able to serve 
simple WWW pages from within your C or C++ application and need a library, 
libmicrohttpd hopefully works for you.

What is new?

For those using 0.4.0pre1, the 0.4.0 release primarily fixes various minor 
bugs (for details, see the ChangeLog file in the distribution).

More information

You can find documentation, mailinglists, bugtracking and of course download 
links for libmicrohttpd at

Thank you for your attention!


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