This directory contains sources for the World Wide Web Consortium's libwww libraries, which optionally may be linked together with the WFDB library to allow applications to read annotated, digitized signals directly from web (HTTP) and FTP servers without the use of a web browser or FTP client. For convenience, precompiled binaries are available for several popular platforms.
The last release of libwww was in mid-2002. We currently use and recommend libcurl as a modern and more capable alternative, especially if you are developing new software, since libcurl has extensive documentation and an active development community.
Note that the libwww libraries may already be installed on your system. Try running the command
libwww-config --versionIf the libwww package is installed, this command will print its version number (e.g., "5.4.0"). In this case, we do not recommend upgrading to a newer version unless you encounter problems related to libwww.
If you need to install libwww under Linux, choose a set of RPMs from those listed below, download them, and install them using a command such as:
rpm -Uvh w3c-libwww-*
Binary RPMS for version 5.4.0:
Binary RPMS for version 5.3.2:
Binary RPMS for version 5.2.8:
A precompiled version of libwww is available through the
Fink project, which is a library of open source software ported to Mac
OS X, along with tools to manage installation and updating. It is available at
http://fink.sourceforge.net. Also available is a GUI
package management tool, Fink Commander, that makes the use of Fink much easier
Version 5.4.0 has been precompiled for MS-Windows and is available for use with:
If your operating system and CPU combination does not appear in this list, no binaries are currently available for it. You may wish to check the W3C's libwww pages for updates, and for binaries for other operating systems.
Your contributions are welcome! If you have created working libwww libraries
for other operating systems or CPUs, please contact us to arrange for your
binaries to be posted here.
Sources for version 5.4.0 are available here:
tar xfvz w3c-libwww-5.4.0.tar.gz cd w3c-libwww-5.4.0 ./configure --with-zlib make make install
Sources for version 5.3.2 (December 2000) are available here: