Thirteen years ago I released the first version of curl to the world – on March 20 1998. curl is now a teenage project and there’s no slowdown or end in sight.
So what does a project like ours introduce after having existed for so long? The recent year has been full of activities in the project, and here’s a run down with some of the stuff that has been going on:
We switched source code versioning system from CVS to git
gopher support got back into curl
support for RTMP was added
70 persons provided code into the git repository, making the THANKS document now list 854 names.
About 1000 commits were made – out of a total of almost 14000 (counted from Dec 1999) so it makes this year slightly under average in terms of commit rate.
6 releases were shipped with a total of 179 bugfixes
1 security flaw was found and fixed
More than 4900 mails were posted to the curl mailing lists
We introduced a unit test system
Over 1400GB of data was downloaded from the curl web site
During the end of this period, 45% of our web visitors used Firefox, 23% used Chrome and less than 20% used IE. 75% were on Windows, 13% on Linux and 10% on Mac.