Updated: libxml2-2.6.13-1

Gerrit P. Haase gerrit@familiehaase.de
Sun Nov 14 02:58:00 GMT 2004

Libxml2 has been updated to version 2.6.16

There was a bug in the 'xmlcatalog' program in version 2.6.13 of
Libxml2, it is strongly recommended to upgrade as soon as possible to
libxml2-2.6.16.  The Cygwin Libxml2 distribution consists now of four
separate packages, the main package 'libxml2' contains the runtime
library and the executables 'xmlcatalog' and 'xmllint', the import
library and the headers are in the package 'libxml2-devel', the Python
bindings and according docs and examples are in the package
'libxml2-python' and the Libxml2 documentation has its own package
now: 'libxml2-doc'.

Please read about additional news since the previous Cygwin release
(2.6.13) here: http://www.xmlsoft.org/news.html

Libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome
project (but usable outside of the Gnome platform), it is free
software available under the MIT License. XML itself is a metalanguage
to design markup languages, i.e. text language where semantic and
structure are added to the content using extra 'markup' information
enclosed between angle brackets. HTML is the most well-known markup
language. Though the library is written in C a variety of language
bindings make it available in other environments.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
'libxml2*' from the 'Gnome' category, if you install it for the first
time, click on the 'skip' field next to 'libxml2*' until '2.6.16-1' is

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest
to you: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

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