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- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 07:04:11 -0600
- Subject: Updated: wget-1.11.3-1
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A new release of wget, 1.11.3-1, is available, leaving 1.10.2-2 as previous.
This is a new upstream release. A summary of upstream changes is
attached. This version is built for cygwin 1.5.x, and thus does not
support IPv6 (I will also provide 1.11.3-2 for people testing the eventual
cygwin 1.7.0 release). See also the package documentation in
GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility which can use either the HTTP, HTTPS,
or FTP protocols. Wget features include the ability to work in the
background while you're logged out, recursive retrieval of directories,
file name wildcard matching, remote file timestamp storage and comparison,
use of Rest with FTP servers and Range with HTTP servers to retrieve files
over slow or unstable connections, support for Proxy servers, and
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'wget' from
the 'Web' category.
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin wget maintainer
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* Changes in Wget 1.11.3
** Downgraded -N with -O to a warning, rather than an error.
** Translation updates
* Changes in Wget 1.11.2
** Fixed a problem in authenticating over HTTPS through a proxy.
(Regression in 1.11 over 1.10.2.)
** The combination of -r or -p with -O, which was disallowed in 1.11,
has been downgraded to a warning in 1.11.2. (-O and -N, which was never
meaningful, is still an error.)
** Further improvements to progress bar displays in non-English locales
(too many spaces could be inserted, causing the display to scroll).
** Successive invocations of Wget on FTP URLS, with --no-remove-listing
and --continue, was causing Wget to append, rather than replace,
information in the .listing file, and thereby download the same files
multiple times. This has been fixed in 1.11.2.
** Wget 1.11 no longer allowed ".." to persist at the beginning of URLs,
for improved conformance with RFC 3986. However, this behavior presents
problems for some FTP setups, and so they are now preserved again, for
FTP URLs only.
* Changes in Wget 1.11.1.
** Interrupted downloads no longer result in renaming the file
(regression in 1.11 over 1.10.2).
** Progress bar now displays correctly in non-English locales (and a
related assertion failure was fixed).
** Wget no longer issues a GET request over HTTP for files it should
know it's not going to download (regression in 1.11 over 1.10.2).
** Added option --auth-no-challenge, to support broken pre-1.11
authentication-before-server-challenge, which turns out to still be
useful for some limited cases.
** Documentation of accept/reject lists in the manual's "Types of
Files" section now explains various aspects of their behavior that may
be surprising, and notes that they may change in the future.
** Documentation of --no-parents now explains how a trailing slash, or
lack thereof, in the specified URL, will affect behavior.
* Changes in Wget 1.11.
** Timestamping now uses the value from the most recent HTTP response,
rather than the first one it got.
** Authentication information is no longer sent as part of the Referer
header in recursive fetches.
** No authentication credentials are sent until a challenge is issued,
for improved security. Authentication handling is still not
RFC-compliant, as once a Basic challenge has been received, it will
assume it can send credentials to any URL at that same host, and not
just the ones at or below the original authenticated location.
Credentials for Digest authentication are still never saved or issued
automatically, and continue to require a challenge for each resource.
** Added --max-redirect option, allowing the user to specify what should
be the maximum number of HTTP redirects to follow.
** Wget now supports saving HTTP downloads using file names specified by
the `Content-Disposition' header. This is a standard way of specifying
the file name used by many web dynamically generated pages. However, the
current implementation is inefficient, and known to have bugs. It is
EXPERIMENTAL only, and not enabled by default. Use --content-disposition
to enable it.
** The new option `--ignore-case' makes Wget ignore case when
matching files, directories, and wildcards. This affects the -X, -I,
-A, and -R options, as well as globbing in FTP URLs.
** ETA projection is now displayed in "dot" progress output as well as
in the default progress bar. (The dot progress is used by default when
logging Wget's output to file using the `-o' option.)
** The "lockable boolean" argument type is no longer supported. It
was only used by the passive_ftp .wgetrc setting. If you're running
broken scripts or Perl modules that unconditionally specify
`--passive-ftp' and your firewall disallows it, you can override them
by replacing wget with a script that execs wget "$@" --no-passive-ftp.
** The source code has been migrated to Mercurial. The repositories are
available at http://hg.addictivecode.org/. Prior to this, the source
code was hosted on Subversion (migrated from the original CVS); you can
still get access to older tags and branches for Wget in the Subversion
repository at http://addictivecode.org/svn/wget/.