[ANN] libproxy 0.2

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 13:39:57 EST 2007

On Dec 21, 2007 11:23 AM, Alex Panait <kippled at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone!

Hi Alex,

> I would like to announce the release of version 0.2 of libproxy, an
> open-source library that provides functions to manage proxy
> configurations uniformly across applications and user sessions.
> libproxy has a stable API and modules to read configuration from
> GNOME, KDE, a file, or an environment variable (for compatibility with
> existing implementations). In addition, libproxy automatically adjusts
> for changing network topology via integration with NetworkManager and
> is able to autodetect proxy settings through WPAD and PAC compliance.
> Through these features, an application that links to libproxy will not
> have to worry about proxy configuration or even a change of networks:
> libproxy will automatically provide the correct proxy to use.
> Please have a look at http://libproxy.googlecode.com for more info. A
> bug requesting libproxy adoption has also been filed:
> http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4459.

Great news!

This is something that's definitely needed, everyone re-implementing
their own proxy code is just inefficient and stupid.
I tried to start something like this but I never had enough time.

Thanks a lot.

Felipe Contreras

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