1. Support was added for HTTP/1.1.
2. Persistent connections are used with proxies which support them.
3. The GNU TLS backend now works again and has been made default vs. OpenSSL.
4. Now "--timestamping" and "--continue" work well together.
5. By default, wget now uses the original URL to get the local filename on server redirects, to address the security vulnerability reported as CVE-2010-2252.
6. Portability issues were fixed.
7. Several other minor enhancements and bugfixes were made