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 ofÂ activitiesÂ 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
Two additional SSL libraries are now supported: PolarSSL and axTLS, making it a total of seven
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.