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Archive for April 5th, 2016

A future Delphi won’t download start page content from the Embarcadero site

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/05

The “Official statement” of Embarcadero about their recent hacks are in the form of comments on public messages mentioning the hacks, some asking to take discussions offline.

They forgot to comment on Delphi: disable or change your welcome page to not use the Embarcadero site (as that site has been hacked twice this weekend) « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff, so here is their comment from the G+ thread I posted:

FYI: Future versions will no longer have the banner pulled from the website on the start page.

Source: This weekend, the Embarcadero web site was hacked by AnonCoders. once…

I hope it will be the upcoming Delphi 10.1 Berlin version, but given their speed at responding to security threats, I won’t hold my breath.


PS: what a coincidence that I wrote this yesterday on G+:

I know of a few companies that could benefit from more openness.

Ilya Grigorik originally shared: Edge team announced new (EdgeHTML) open issue tracker: – yay! The times, they are changing.File away!

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 10 Seattle, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

cURL is not a wget clone (so cannot do mirror) – via: MacNN Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/05

Even though cURL seems to handle https better than wget, it is not a wget replacement.

From the cURL FAQ :

1.3 What is cURL not?

Curl is not a wget clone. That is a common misconception. Never, during curl’s development, have we intended curl to replace wget or compete on its market. Curl is targeted at single-shot file transfers.

Curl is not a web site mirroring program. If you want to use curl to mirror something: fine, go ahead and write a script that wraps around curl to make it reality (like does).

Curl is not an FTP site mirroring program. Sure, get and send FTP with curl but if you want systematic and sequential behavior you should write a script (or write a new program that interfaces libcurl) and do it.



Posted in *nix, cURL, Power User, wget | Leave a Comment »

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