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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0-beta1 released
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2008 20:37:06 GMT
The HttpComponents project is pleased to announce the release of
HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0-beta1. This release brings yet another
round of API enhancements and improvements in the area of connection
management. Among the most notable ones is the capability to handle
stateful connections such as persistent NTLM connections and private key
authenticated SSL connections.

This is the first API stable release of HttpClient 4.0. All further
releases in the 4.0 code line will maintain API compatibility with this

There has been a number of important bug fixes since ALPHA4. All
upstream projects are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release.

Download -

Release notes -

HttpComponents site - 

Please note HttpClient 4.0 currently provides only limited support for
NTLM authentication. For details please refer to 

About Apache HttpClient

Although the java.net package provides basic functionality for accessing
resources via HTTP, it doesn't provide the full flexibility or
functionality needed by many applications. HttpClient seeks to fill this
void by providing an efficient, up-to-date, and feature-rich package
implementing the client side of the most recent HTTP standards and

Designed for extension while providing robust support for the base HTTP
protocol, HttpClient may be of interest to anyone building HTTP-aware
client applications such as web browsers, web service clients, or
systems that leverage or extend the HTTP protocol for distributed

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