/pidgin/main: e6c37a5e6666: New dependency: libcurl

Tomasz Wasilczyk tomkiewicz.groups at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 22:27:16 EDT 2012

Implementation in progress at [1].


[1] http://hg.pidgin.im/cpw/tomkiewicz/http/

2012/10/11 Eion Robb <eion at robbmob.com>:
> 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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