dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Tue Aug 13 19:10:00 CDT 2002
Two new updates to libUrl are available at the url below:
Please note that Starter Kit users won't be able to apply these
updates. (This is not a marketing ploy; it's just because the script
limits make it impossible to update your current libUrl script.
Why two updates....?
Version 1.0.7b5 is a relatively minor update. It fixes a few bugs
that were in 1.0.7b3. (More details are on the site.)
Version 1.0.8a1 involves a lot of behind-the-scenes script changes,
mainly affecting the way ftp commands are handled. Because of this,
it hasn't been tested "in the wild" as extensively as the earlier
versions, so you are encouraged to test it thoroughly before
distributing it with your applications. However, to encourage you to
try it out, it includes a couple of new features:
1. There is a callback feature that lets you get the status of
downloads/uploads. It is similar in some ways to the current
urlStatus function, but it will work with blocking calls such as "get
url". This makes it possible to report download/upload progress for
these blocking calls. It should also make it easier to set up
something such as a url status panel once, and then have it work
automatically for all uploads and downloads without any further
2. There is now a way to switch the way that ftp directory listings
are returned. You can have libUrl use the conventional LIST command
(the default) which for most servers returns the conventional
Unix-style directory listings. Or you can switch to the NLST comand
which returns a list of file names only.
Details of these features are on the website.
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