/pidgin/main: e6c37a5e6666: New dependency: libcurl

Eion Robb eion at robbmob.com
Wed Oct 10 18:20:44 EDT 2012

With a new api, can you add a function so that all requests attached
to a particular PurpleConnection be cancelled, eg when an account is
disabled/logs out, eg
void purple_http_conn_cancel_all(PurpleConnection *);
and maybe
GSList purple_http_conn_get_all(PurpleConnection *);

On 11 October 2012 09:29, Tomasz Wasilczyk <tomkiewicz.groups at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have prepared proposal for our new HTTP API [1]. It currently
> doesn't support easily handled POST fields - it can be added later,
> without breaking API (just extending it).
> It also doesn't support raw requests, because:
> - most of not supported features can be easily emulated by handling of
> parsed http headers
> - if there would be any feature not possible to handle here, we can
> just add such new feature to our API
> - it would be hard (and buggy) to handle such raw requests (for
> example: redirects)
> After introducing it, our current HTTP code (purple_util_fetch_url*)
> could be removed from API, marked deprecated and slowly removed from
> libpurple code by replacing with purple_http_get and
> purple_http_request.
> Waiting for comments,
> Tomek
> [1] http://pastebin.com/QnQHSDsL
> 2012/10/8 Tomasz Wasilczyk <tomkiewicz.groups at gmail.com>:
>> I don't think, there is any library that fits better into our requirements.
>> So, if using libcurl with its current limitations is undesirable, I have
>> another proposal. We may create a new, extendable http api, with our
>> implementation. When libcurl (or any other library) will gain required
>> features, we will switch to it.
>> Current API is horrible to use when making more complex requests (it
>> requires manually built requests).
>> Tomek
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