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libsoup is an HTTP client/server library for GNOME.
libsoup is an HTTP client/server library for GNOME. It uses GObjects and the glib main loop, to integrate well with GNOME applications, and also has a synchronous API, for use in threaded applications.
* Both asynchronous (GMainLoop and callback-based) and synchronous APIs
* Automatically caches connections
* SSL Support using GnuTLS
* Proxy support, including authentication and SSL tunneling
* Client support for Digest, NTLM, and Basic authentication
* Server support for Digest and Basic authentication
* Client and server support for XML-RPC
What's New in This Release:В· Fixed up the output of SoupDirectoryInputStream, thus improving the display of local directories in WebKit-based browsers. [#662266, Sergio]
В· Fixed a bug introduced in 2.37.1 that caused some cancelled SoupMessages to be leaked. [#662847, Sergio]
В· Added new SoupSession properties "http-aliases" and "https-aliases" that allow you to configure more explicitly what URL protocols are treated as aliases for http (eg, "dav:", "webcal:", etc), and which should be recognized as meaning something else, (eg, "ftp:") [Dan]
В· Added soup_session_would_redirect() and soup_session_redirect_message(), to help users that want to handle some or all redirects themselves. Added soup_message_set_redirect() to make it easier to return redirection responses from a SoupServer. [Dan]
В· Added the SoupSession "use-thread-context" property, which tells it to use GMainContexts in a gio-compliant way (and in particular, allows having different messages running in different GMainContexts on the same SoupSession, though only to a limited extent since SoupSessionAsync is still not thread-safe). In particular, this was added in order to address WebKit bug 68238. [Dan]
В· Made SoupURI %-encode non-ASCII characters when parsing URIs, in particular to fix a problem with certain servers sending syntactically invalid redirects that they would then only interpret correctly if you fixed the syntax for them. (@$!@#! Although the new code is probably more correct than the old code anyway, so...) [#662806, Dan]
В· Fixed a connection-handling bug that could cause problems with servers that requested authentication and then timed out the connection while the application was waiting for the user to enter a password. [#660057, Dan]
В· Made NTLM and Basic authentication handle some non-ASCII usernames and passwords. (NTLM should handle most. It's impossible to fix Basic in the general case.) [#576838, Joachim Breitner, "sponsored by ITOMIG GmbH and the City of BГѓВ¶blingen"]
В· Added support for "deflate" Content-Encoding, so that we can work with broken servers that insisted on using it even though we explicitly indicated in the request headers that we didn't support it. (@$#!#) [#661682, Sergio]
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall