Announcing the first release of mhttp for Ruby - version 0.01

From the README:

Mhttp is a singleton representation of a small, and fast C library for
HTTP calls - mhttp.  The objective of this module is not to replace all
 the existing HTTP implementations, but to provide a specialised 
implementation purely for speed.

Mhttp supports all of HTTP 1.0, so you have GET, POST, PUT, HEAD, and
DELETE, and some support of HTTP 1.1 is available - sepcifically
Transfer-Encoding = chunked and the Keep-Alive extensions.

Additionally - rudimentary SSL support can be compiled in.  This
effectively enables negotiation of TLS using the OpenSSL library libssl,
 but does not validate the certificates.


mhttp can be found at: http://raa.ruby-lang.org/list.rhtml?name=mhttp

Cheers.