Re: Metalink downloader with libcurl
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 01:16:31 -0400
> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:00:59 -0500
> From: "Anthony Bryan" <anthonybryan_at_gmail.com>
> Subject: Metalink downloader with libcurl
> Someone is working on a Metalink downloader with libcurl. Metalink
> lists mirrors and checksums in an XML for higher availability and
> They plan to use it in Wubi, which lets you intall and dual boot
> Ubuntu on Windows without creating a new partition. It previously used
Just an update, this (MetaDL) is currently in use in Wubi  and up
for download .
It uses expat  for XML parsing and xyssl  for checksums.
It only supports 1 url at a time (no segmented downloads) with easy,
but is an improvement over what was used before in the Wubi installer.
No chunk checksum support yet (afaik), which will be really useful,
but it does do full file checksums.
-- (( Anthony Bryan )) Metalink [ http://www.metalinker.org ]Received on 2007-04-11