[Libwebsockets] ✮ v4.2.0 released ✮

Brice Hamon brice at ydotm.com
Thu Apr 15 21:27:45 CEST 2021


Thank you Andy for your amazing work.

Regards,
Brice.

On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 3:02 PM Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who contributed.
>
> https://libwebsockets.org/git/libwebsockets/log?h=v4.2-stable
>
>  From the changelog, since v4.1:
>
>   - Sai coverage upgrades, 495 builds on 27 platforms, including OSX M1,
>     Xenial, Bionic and Focal Ubuntu, Debian Sid and Buster on both 32 and
>     64-bit OS, and NetBSD, Solaris, FreeBSD, Windows, ESP32.
>     Ctest run on more scenarios including all LWS_WITH_DISTRO_RECOMMENDED.
>     More tests use valgrind if available on platform.
>
>   - RFC7231 date and time parsing and retry-after wired up to lws_retry
>
>   - `LWS_WITH_SUL_DEBUGGING` checks that no sul belonging to Secure Streams
>     and wsi objects are left registered on destruction
>
>   - Netlink monitoring on Linux dynamically tracks interface address and
>     routing changes, and immediately closes connections on invalidated
>     routes.
>
>   - RFC6724 DNS results sorting over ipv4 + ipv6 results, according to
>     available dynamic route information
>
>   - Support new event library, sdevent (systemd native loop), via
>     `LWS_WITH_SDEVENT`
>
>   - Reduce .rodata cost of role structs by making them sparse
>
>   - Additional Secure Streams QA tests and runtime state transition
>     validation
>
>   - SMD-over-ss-proxy documentation and helpers to simplify forwarding
>
>   - SSPC stream buffering at proxy and client set from policy by streamtype
>
>   - Trigger Captive Portal Detection if DNS resolution fails
>
>   - Switch all logs related to wsi and Secure Streams to use unique,
>     descriptive tags instead of pointers (which may be reallocated)
>
>   - Use NOITCE logging for Secure Streams and wsi lifecycle logging using
>     tags
>
>   - Update SSPC serialization to include versioning on initial handshake,
>     and pass client pid to proxy so related objects are tagged with it
>
>   - Enable errors on -Wconversion pedantic type-related build issues
>     throughout the lws sources and upgrade every affected cast.
>
>   - Windows remove WSA event implementation and replace with WSAPoll, with
>     a pair of UDP sockets instead of pipe() for `lws_cancel_service()`
>
>   - `lws_strcmp_wildcard()` helper that understand "x*", "x*y", "x*y*" etc
>
>   - `LWS_WITH_PLUGINS_BUILTIN` cmake option just builds plugins into the
> main
>   library image directly
>
>   - Secure Streams proxy supports policy for flow control between proxy and
>   clients
>
>   - libressl also supported along with boringssl, wolfssl
>
>   - prepared for openssl v3 compatibility, for main function and GENCRYPTO
>
>   - Fault injection apis can confirm operation of 48 error paths and
> counting
>
>   - `LWS_WITH_SYS_METRICS` keeps stats and reports them to user-defined
>   function, compatible with openmetrics
>
>   - windows platform knows how to prepare openssl with system trust
> store certs
>
>   - `LWS_WITH_SYS_CONMON` allows selected client connections to make
> precise
>   measurements of connection performance and DNS results, and report
> them in a struct
>
>   - New native support for uloop event loop (OpenWRT loop)
>
>   - More options around JWT
>
>   - Support TLS session caching and reuse by default, on both OpenSSL and
>   mbedtls
>
>   - Many fixes and improvements...
>
> -Andy
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