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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1-alpha2 Released
Date Wed, 19 May 2010 18:46:32 GMT
The Apache HttpComponents project is pleased to announce the release of
HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1-alpha2. This release fixes a number of
non-severe bugs discovered since the last release and introduces support
for several frequently requested features:

* HTTP/1.1 response caching

* transparent support for host multihoming

* a mechanism to bypass the standard certificate trust verification
(useful when dealing with self-signed certificates)

Download -
Release notes -
HttpComponents site - 

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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