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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1-beta1 Released
Date Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:32:03 GMT
HttpClient 4.1-beta1 finalizes the 4.1 API and brings a number of major improvements to the
caching module. This release also adds full support for NTLMv1, NTLMv2, and NTLM2 Session

authentication. The NTLM protocol code was kindly contributed by the Lucene Connector Framework


If no major issues are found in the 4.1 branch the final release can be expected in early
Q1 2011.

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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