The release of version 1.1 of the GLX Application Framework is just around the corner and it has a number of new features and enhancements that take the grunt work out of application development. This version of the framework will go even further in helping you be more productive and in creating more polished applications.
The biggest addition by far is a customized version of libURL that takes the headache out of working with proxy servers in corporate networks. The framework can resolve proxy servers in environments where the proxy server is provided by a PAC file. And, thanks to an external provided by our friends at Altuit, the framework also supports NTLM authentication on Windows.
Some other features of the customized libURL library are:
- Automatic handling of cookies
- Support for HEAD requests
- Support for non-blocking POST requests
- Generation of internet time stamps in GMT
In addition, the customized version of libURL alerts you when your program tries to connect to a secure server with an invalid certificate so you can ask the user if they are okay with that.
Another big addition to the framework is a generalized undo framework that helps you manage your undo/redo logic. While the framework can’t write the undo code for you it does make it much easier to add this vital functionality to your applications.
Besides the big feature additions there are a number of feature improvements and bug fixes including improvements to auto update.
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