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0005084GNUnetotherpublic2017-10-09 23:24
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PrioritylowSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Product VersionSVN HEAD 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005084: Make gnURL obsolete.
DescriptionChristian told me that there are steps which could be done so that gnURL becomes unnecessary for all things GNUnet.

Could you share what needs to be done so that someone can pick it up?
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related to 0005131 closedChristian Grothoff look into GNU wget2 as a successor to our dependency on gnURL 



2017-06-16 14:23

developer   ~0012254

My motivation: Even with some automation I spent about 0.5 - 2.5 hours on a release of gnURL depending on what cURL changed and introduced.

Christian Grothoff

2017-06-16 22:20

manager   ~0012255

Well, it'll take a bit more than 2h to obsolete gnURL.

Basically, what it would take is to modify libcurl (!) to use dlopen to load all of its supported protocols and SSL libraries as plugins. That way, each of curls dependencies would be only required by the respective plugin, and an application would only link/load those plugins (and dependencies) it actually needs.

Daniel seemed open to this idea and thus is likely to merge such a patch, but this would be a MAJOR refactoring of the libcurl code. Not for the faint of heart.


2017-06-17 00:15

developer   ~0012256

Last edited: 2017-06-17 00:15

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Okay, so I'd say it's easier to open this as a ticket at and see how this works out. It's difficult to address problems and new features when I am really just patching and have no substantial view inside your mind ;)

Or does this discussion already exist somewhere with some outcome?

Christian Grothoff

2017-09-27 11:40

manager   ~0012446

Here is the discussion with the cURL people: --- so we did make it onto their TODO list:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-06-16 14:21 ng0 New Issue
2017-06-16 14:22 ng0 Assigned To => Christian Grothoff
2017-06-16 14:22 ng0 Status new => assigned
2017-06-16 14:23 ng0 Note Added: 0012254
2017-06-16 22:20 Christian Grothoff Note Added: 0012255
2017-06-17 00:15 ng0 Note Added: 0012256
2017-06-17 00:15 ng0 Note Edited: 0012256 View Revisions
2017-09-26 22:57 Christian Grothoff Relationship added related to 0005131
2017-09-27 11:40 Christian Grothoff Assigned To Christian Grothoff =>
2017-09-27 11:40 Christian Grothoff Severity minor => feature
2017-09-27 11:40 Christian Grothoff Status assigned => confirmed
2017-09-27 11:40 Christian Grothoff Product Version => SVN HEAD
2017-09-27 11:40 Christian Grothoff Note Added: 0012446
2017-10-09 23:24 ng0 Priority normal => low