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[Bug-wget] wget2.0 / niwt / refactoring

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: [Bug-wget] wget2.0 / niwt / refactoring
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:01:54 +0200
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Hi people,

Micah has brilliant ideas for a promising next-gen tool (Niwt) and I am really 
excited how it develops.

But we should not forget about a monolithic, backward-compatibel (to wget 1.x) 
wget 2.0.
We all agree, it is time to redesign wget's code architecture to have a clean 
codebase for new features to implement, to increase readability/hackability, 
to increase modularity and to increase code reusability (wget-derived 
libraries). Not to forget current C language / library conventions and 
features like C99 and Posix compatibility. On older systems wget 1.x would 
stay the preferred version.

You can find millions of examples and references using the wget 1.x in the 
internet, in printed articles, etc. To not break all these examples, wget 2 
should be backward compatibel with wget 1.x.

Started as a just-for-fun coding, I just created a project 'mget' on github.
While working on it, I got the idea to merge it with wget 1.x into wget 2.

Please have a look at https://github.com/rockdaboot/mget and let's start a 
discussion, if that's what we want and how we should go on.

Of course I would like to see Guiseppe maintaining the code on Savannah...
But maybe that is too fast...

And now back to Micah and Niwt. How can we join forces ?
It should make sense to share code / libraries and  parts of the test code.

Regards, Tim

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