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Date: 2005-04-14 (20:45)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <gerd@g...>
Subject: Ocamlnet 1.0 released
Hi list,

The Ocamlnet project announces version 1.0 of this library collection.
This version includes a few bugfixes. It is also thought as the
ultimately mature version of the library ever, hence the jump to 1.0.

What is Ocamlnet?

A collection of modules for the Objective Caml language which focus on 
application-level Internet protocols and conventions.

The current distribution contains:

- a mature implementation of the CGI protocol

- an implementation of the JSERV protocol (AJP-1.2), can be used with
  mod_jserv (Apache JServ) and mod_jk (Jakarta connector) to connect
  application servers written in O'Caml with web servers

- an implementation of the FastCGI protocol, for the same purpose

- an experimental POP3 client

- a library of string processing functions related to Internet 
  protocols (formerly known as "netstring" and distributed separately):
  MIME encoding/decoding, Date/time parsing, Character encoding
  conversion, HTML parsing and printing, URL parsing and printing,
  OO-representation of channels, and a lot more.

Ocamlnet is developed as a SourceForge project:

Developers and code contributions are welcome.

Ocamlnet is licensed under the zlib/libpng license.

Changes from 0.98 to 1.0

Only bug fixes and improvements to ease debugging of problems:

Mail infrastructure:
- One can now select a single LF as line terminator to write
  mail messages. This is the default when Netsendmail.sendmail
  pipes messages to the (external) MTA.

- Improved exception handling. Low-level errors are signaled by the
  new FCGI_Error exception.
- Improved fastcgi compatibility, works now also with lighttpd

- Many exceptions explain in more detail what is going wrong.

- Fix for quoting errors in Neturl.

Gerd Stolpmann * Viktoriastr. 45 * 64293 Darmstadt * Germany