[elinks-users] [ANNOUNCE] ELinks-0.10.5

Jonas Fonseca fonseca at diku.dk
Tue May 3 12:25:47 PDT 2005


This monthly update to the stable branch mostly brings you lots of bug
fix and minor improvements. There is however also some changes which are
a bit more experimental namely support for less aggressive caching. It
is not perfect but it seems to do the right thing most of the time.
Finally, the documentation is now available as one file in either plain
text or HTML version.

Following is a summary of the changes in ELinks 0.10.5.

New features:

  - Most of the .txt files in the doc/ directory was lifted to the XML
    format defined in RFC 2629. It should make it easier to browse the
    documentation. Both .txt and .html version is available.

Feature updates and improvements:

  - Try to add support for a less aggressive caching strategy. Disable
    document.cache.ignore_cache_control to try it. It will try to
    better honour info in the Expires, Pragma and Cache-Control in both
    the HTTP and the HTML headers. Inspired by Links2.

  - Introduce a workaround for document refreshing leading to never
    ending file download. It should do the right thing in most cases and
    the remaining ones the you will just have to reload to restart the

  - Make the gopher code more robust for URIs without entity info.

  - Make it possible to have a specific features.conf file for each
    build tree and to change compile-time settings without modifying a
    file that is tracked by CVS.  

  - Show link image info in the document dialog.  

  - Improve error reporting for connections by showing which URI failed.
    Furthermore, make it clearer when an IP version specific URIs
    (http6://...) failed.

  - NNTP error messages are now translated.

  - Add --config-dump which dump a configuration file with default
    options to stdout. Helpfull for package maintainers when providing
    an example config file.  

  - Don't sleep after config errors when --dump or --source was

Bugs fixed:

  - Fix form bug which caused form controls to be associated with the
    wrong <form>-element.

  - Only set a link's accesskey if the accesskey attribute's value is
    not an empty string.

  - Only show link title if it is actually there.

  - Fixes crash with refreshing downloads and mailcap asking disabled.  

  - Fix the exit code when passing --config-* command line switches.

  - Skip non-link chars from attribute values. Fixes HTML highlighting
    of hrefs links with newlines etc in the value.  

  - Fix the set_option() and get_option() functions available from Lua
    scripts to compile with Lua 4.

  - Fix configuration error on Solaris.

  - Fix dependency error for building util/scanner.o.

Add to this various smaller fixes, cleanups and translation updates.
The complete changelog is available in the package.

Please, if a bug you reported in bugzilla (http://bugzilla.elinks.or.cz)
has been fixed help to close it or verify whether the bug is infact

As always you are more than welcome to join the insomniacs hanging out
at the #elinks IRC channel on irc.freenode.net if you want to report
issues or meet developers.

Jonas Fonseca

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