Siege 4.0.0 is inching closer to final. This release adds a coat of wax and refines the documentation. The code is largely complete with no new functionality planned this version. Your JoeDog is still trying to decide which new features to enable by default. Currently, the HTML parser is set to ‘off’ but we’re leaning toward enabling it. New major release; new major feature.
The big push to 4.0.0 began in October when we started tweaking 3.x in a manner consistent with the 4.0 vision. Since then, countless hours have gone into this architectural overhaul. It’s nice to finally see the finish line. Once this effort finally winds down we can go back to using this blog for its intended purpose: Smearing more snark on the Internets.
Help Your JoeDog and America
Your JoeDog doesn’t ask for much. We give this code away and answer your questions for free! We answer your questions even when the answers are in the FAQ. In fact, sometimes we paste the FAQ into our email response. Do we ever tell you to RTFM? No! Should we? Probably.
Unfortunately, we have a long history of people refusing to use our beta releases. The Siege 4.0.0 betas have been downloaded around 50 times over a period that saw thousands of 3.x downloads.
So we’re begging you. Please download Siege 4.0.0 beta 6 and put it to the test. Make sure to enable the HTML parser in the $HOME/.siege/siege.conf file. When you’re done, send an email or leave a comment and let us know what you think.
All of our software can be downloaded from http://download.joedog.org/ Below you’ll find a direct link to Siege 4.0.0 beta six. Happy hacking.