Axel tries to accelerate downloads by using multiple connections (possibly to multiple servers) for one download. Because of its size, it might be very useful on bootdisks or other small systems as a wget replacement.
|Operating Systems||POSIX BSD Linux|
Release Notes: A buffer overflow caused by wrong size limits when copying strings was fixed. Thread hangups due to incorrect synchronization were fixed. The Fedora packaging file was removed. Axel will be available in the Fedora repositories soon. /etc/ is used instead of /usr/etc/ as the default system-wide configuration location. The CFLAGS environment variable is respected in the configure script. Special characters are allowed in arguments to the configure script. A MimeType entry was added and the Categories entry was fixed in the desktop file.
Release Notes: Multiple bugs were fixed in large file support. A new Chinese translation and Chinese manpage were added.
Release Notes: This release fixes a buffer overflow.
Release Notes: This release adds a new RPM spec file, custom header support, a fix for a segfault related to the -H option, honoring of http_proxy and preferring it over HTTP_PROXY, large file support, and a new Russian translation.
Release Notes: A crash was prevented and an error is raised instead if FTP CWD fails. A crash on long URLs was prevented and the maximum URL length was increased to 1024. Segfaults on HTTP 404 and 401 responses were fixed. strncpy is now used instead of strcpy for length-sensitive copies. The -g compilation switch is always used, and -O3 is disabled. The German translation was updated. The axel.1 and axel-kapt.1 man pages were updated. Compilation on GNU/kFreeBSD was fixed. Simple pop-ups are now displayed for the Help and Bug Report buttons.