Re: libsoup as a replacement for gnome-http


On Wed, 2001-09-19 at 12:16, Joe Shaw wrote:
> (a) It hasn't been ported to the 2.0 platform.  This might be
> significant as there has been a lot of work done on GIOChannels (mostly
> for UTF-8, if I understand correctly)

Indeed, this might take some effort.

> (b) The API has changed as recently as last week.  To be a platform
> library, we have to be ready to commit to an API (pretty much) forever. 
> Are you happy enough with the API as it is to freeze it?  I know that I 
> (for example) would like to see the SoupAuth structure refcounted so it
> can be used in multiple SoupContexts.

The SoupAuth structure isn't exported, so this could be implemented
without changing the existing API.  But yes, there are a few API issues
I'm not happy with - auth propagation, headers with multiple values -
but nothing I couldn't shore up with proper motivation :)

> As for gnome-http, I'd suggest it be moved out of the "official"
> platform and encourage Soup's use instead, as it has many features
> lacking from gnome-http and integrates very nicely with the glib/gtk+
> mainloop.

I'm fine with this, but are people okay with not having an official HTTP


 make: *** No rule to make target `sense'.  Stop.

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