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Re: [Lynx-dev] using fresher libwww?

From: Mikhail T.
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] using fresher libwww?
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 19:06:18 -0400
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Thomas Dickey wrote:
On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, Mikhail T. wrote:


It appears, lynx is using its own bundled version of libwww. The bundled version is rather old, and a much newer one is available from . Its most recent version is 5.4.0, and was released in 2002. Quite stable, and can not be dismissed as a "moving target".
yes/no.  lynx uses a heavily modified version of libwww from around 1996.
To use a more recent version would involve a lot of work to determine which of those modifications should be moved into a newer version (as
well as whatever concerns about interface changes).
Well, the W3 consortium have tried to give the library away to "open-source developers" since 2002. If the Lynx project are the most active users of the software, maybe, you should take it over, merge your changes in, and release independently? I'm sure, your -- actively developed -- branch could be useful for other projects...

Don't know -- I just hate to see forks like this :( Yours,


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