[gopher] Re: Gopher support in curl gone
On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:20:33 -0500
Brian Koontz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Despite having a version of curl on OS X (Panther) that supports
> gopher, upon building the latest libcurl stuff on a Linux box, it
> turns out that gopher hasn't been supported since at least 2006:
> 2006-02-16 20:19 danf
> * docs/KNOWN_BUGS: Gopher is no longer supported
> 2006-01-16 23:14 bagder
> * CHANGES, RELEASE-NOTES, configure.ac, curl-config.in,
> docs/FAQ, docs/FEATURES, docs/INSTALL, docs/MANUAL,
> docs/curl-config.1, docs/curl.1, docs/libcurl/libcurl.m4,
> lib/setup.h, lib/url.c, lib/urldata.h, lib/version.c,
> packages/Win32/cygwin/README, perl/contrib/checklinks.pl.in,
> tests/README, tests/runtests.pl: David Shaw finally removed all
> traces of Gopher and we are now officially not supporting it. It
> hasn't been functioning for years anyway, so this is just finally
> stating what already was true. And a cleanup at the same time.
> Guess we let this one slip by. curl has always been the no-nonsense,
> "go to" command line app for just about any protocol. This might be a
> worthy project for someone, to "unpatch" libcurl for gopher support.
> Well, off to find gophfilt...