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GNU libmicrohttpd 0.3.0 released

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: GNU libmicrohttpd 0.3.0 released
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 10:54:51 -0600
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Dear all,

libmicrohttpd was recently became a GNU package, and we just made a fresh 

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 25k (for now)
* Three different threading models

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.  libmicrohttpd currently does not 
include support for HTTPS, but we hope to add (optional) support for 
encryption in the near future.

What is new?

For those using older versions, the 0.3.0 release updates the documentation 
and adds a new up-to-date texinfo manual. It also also resolves some issues 
with handling of malformed HTTP requests and adds testcases to test malformed 
HTTP requests. Finally, libmicrohttpd now generates an "internal server 
error" if the programmer incorrectly fails to incrementally handle upload 

More information

The page on is still not enabled, in the meantime you can find 
documentation, mailinglists, bugtracking and of course download links for 
libmicrohttpd at

Thank you for your attention!


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