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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] HttpComponents Client 5.0 Alpha1 Released
Date Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:39:43 GMT
The Apache HttpComponents project is pleased to announce 5.0 Alpha1
release of HttpComponents HttpClient.

This is a major release that renders HttpClient API incompatible with
the stable 4.x branch and upgrades HTTP/1.1 protocol conformance to the
requirements and recommendations of the latest protocol specification.
This release lays the foundation for transition to HTTP/2 as the primary
transport protocol in the future releases.

Notable changes and features included in the 5.0 series are:

* Improved conformance to requirements and recommendations of the latest
HTTP/1.1 protocol specification (RFC 7230, RFC 7231, RFC 7235)

* Package name space changed to 'org.apache.hc.client5'

* Maven group id changed to 'org.apache.httpcomponents.client5'

* By default the maximum connections per route limit is set to 5

* By default connection request timeout and connect timeout are set to 3

HttpClient 5.0 releases can be co-located with earlier versions, meaning
you can have both 5.x and  4.x on the classpath without experiencing jar

Please note that as of 5.0 HttpClient requires Java 1.7 or newer.

Please note that at this point we consider 5.0 APIs experimental and
unstable and expect them to change in the coming releases without
providing a migration path.

Download - <http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi>
Release notes -
HttpComponents site - <http://hc.apache.org/>

About HttpComponents HttpClient

The Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is perhaps the most significant
protocol used on the Internet today. Web services, network-enabled
appliances and the growth of network computing continue to expand the
role of the HTTP protocol beyond user-driven web browsers, while
increasing the number of applications that require HTTP support.

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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