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HttpComponents Project News
* 12 February 2021 - HttpComponents Client 5.1-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release in the 5.1 release series that includes a number of
new features as well performance optimizations in the classic HTTP transport.
Notable changes and features included in the 5.1 series:
* Conditional conformance with RFC 3986 (Uniform Resource Identifier (URI):
Generic Syntax).
* Improved support for out of sequence response message handing by the the classic
(blocking) HTTP transport.
* 8 February 2021 - HttpComponents Core 5.1-beta3 released
This is likely the last BETA release in the 5.1 release series. The next release is
expected to be 5.1 GA. This beta includes a number of new features as well as
bug fixes from the stable 5.0.x branch.
Notable changes and features included in the 5.1 series:
* Conditional conformance with RFC 3986 (Uniform Resource Identifier (URI):
Generic Syntax).
* Improved support for out of sequence response message handing by the the classic
(blocking) HTTP transport.
* 3 December 2020 - HttpComponents Core 5.1-beta2 released
This is the second BETA release in the 5.1 release series that includes a number of
new features as well as bug fixes from the stable 5.0.x branch.
* 3 December 2020 - HttpComponents Core 5.0.3 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that corrects a number of defects discovered since
release 5.0.2 including a defect in the async (non-blocking) transport potentially
causing an infinite event loop and and excessive CPU utilization.
* 1 December 2020 - HttpComponents Core 4.4.14 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that corrects a number of defects discovered since release 4.4.13
including two defects in the async (non-blocking) transport potentially causing an infinite
event loop and and excessive CPU utilization.
* 8 October 2020 - HttpComponents Client 5.0.3 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes incorrect handling of malformed authority component
in request URIs.
* 8 October 2020 - HttpComponents Client 4.5.13 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes incorrect handling of malformed authority component
in request URIs.
* 28 September 2020 - HttpComponents Client 5.0.2 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that upgrades HttpCore to the latest version and addresses
a number of issues found since 5.0.1 release.
* 21 September 2020 - HttpComponents Core 5.1-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release in the 5.1 release series that includes a number of
new features as well performance optimizations in the classic HTTP transport.
* 13 September 2020 - HttpComponents Core 5.0.2 (GA) released
This release reverts changes to early response handling logic introduced in 5.0.1
and fixes a number of minor defects. Improvement of the early response handling
by the classic client protocol handler has been moved to 5.1.
* 15 June 2020 - HttpComponents Client 5.0.1 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that upgrades HttpCore to the latest version and addresses
a number of issues found since 5.0 release.
* 10 June 2020 - HttpComponents Core 5.0.1 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that improves handling of early response messages by
the classic client protocol handler and fixes a number of minor defects.
* 9 March 2020 - HttpComponents Client 4.5.12 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a regression introduced by the previous release
that caused rejection of certificates with non-standard domains.
* 24 February 2020 - HttpComponents Client 5.0 (GA) released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpClient 5.0.
Notable changes and features included in the 5.0 series are:
* Support for the HTTP/2 protocol and conformance to requirements and
recommendations of the latest HTTP/2 protocol specification documents
(RFC 7540, RFC 7541.)
Supported features:
* HPACK header compression
* Stream multiplexing (client and server)
* Flow control
* Response push
* Message trailers
* Expect-continue handshake
* Connection validation (ping)
* Application-layer protocol negotiation (ALPN)
* TLS 1.2 security features
* Improved conformance to requirements and recommendations of the latest HTTP/1.1 protocol
specification documents (RFC 7230, RFC 7231.)
* New connection pool implementation with lax connection limit guarantees and better
performance under higher concurrency due to absence of a global pool lock.
* Support for Reactive Streams API [http://www.reactive-streams.org/]
* Package name space changed to 'org.apache.hc.client5'.
* Maven group id changed to 'org.apache.httpcomponents.client5'.
HttpClient 5.0 releases can be co-located with earlier major versions on the same classpath
due to the change in package names and Maven module coordinates.
* 18 February 2020 - HttpComponents Core 5.0 (GA) released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpCore 5.0.
Notable changes and features included in the 5.0 series:
* Support for HTTP/2 protocol and conformance to requirements and recommendations
of the latest HTTP/2 protocol specification (RFC 7540, RFC 7541)
Supported features:
* HPACK header compression
* stream multiplexing (client and server)
* flow control
* response push (client and server)
* message trailers
* expect-continue handshake
* connection validation (ping)
* application-layer protocol negotiation (ALPN) on Java 9+
* TLS 1.2 security features
Features out of scope for 5.0 release:
* padding of outgoing frames
* stream priority
* plain connection HTTP/1.1 upgrade
* CONNECT method
* Improved conformance to requirements and recommendations of the latest HTTP/1.1 protocol
specification (RFC 7230, RFC 7231)
* New asynchronous HTTP transport APIs consistent for both HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport.
* Redesigned I/O reactor APIs and improved NIO based reactor implementation for a greater
performance and scalability.
* Support for server-side request filters for classic and asynchronous server implementations.
Request filters could be used to implement cross-cutting protocol aspects such
as the 'expect-continue' handshaking and user authentication / authorization.
* Support for Reactive Streams API [http://www.reactive-streams.org/]
* Redesigned connection pool implementation with strict connection limit guarantees.
The connection pool is expected to have a better performance under higher concurrency
due to reduced global pool lock contention.
* New connection pool implementation with lax connection limit guarantees and better
performance under higher concurrency due to absence of a global pool lock.
* Package name space changed to 'org.apache.hc.core5'
* Maven group id changed to 'org.apache.httpcomponents.core5'
* 27 January 2020 - HttpComponents Client 5.0-beta7 released
This BETA release upgrades HttpCore to the latest version and addresses a number of issues found
since the previous BETA release.
* 20 January 2020 - HttpComponents Client 4.5.11 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number defects discovered since 4.5.10
and upgrades HttpCore dependency to version 4.4.13.
* 14 January 2020 - HttpComponents Core 4.4.13 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that corrects a number of defects discovered since
release 4.4.12.
* 8 January 2019 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta11 released
This BETA fixes HTTP/2 SETTINGS_HEADER_TABLE_SIZE negotiation and HTTP/2 connection window
management logic as well as fixes a number of other defects found since the last release.
* 31 October 2019 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta10 released
This BETA fixes a bug in the HTTP/2 setting handshake implementation and a performance
regression in HTTP/1.1 protocol handler.
* 10 October 2019 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-beta6 released
This BETA release picks up the latest fixes and performance improvements from HttpCore
and addresses a number of issues found since the previous BETA release.
* 7 October 2019 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta9 released
This BETA fixes a number of defects found since the last release, improves behavior
of the lax (concurrent) connection pools, simplifies and improves input event handling
of SSL/TLS sessions and the HTTP/1.1 protocol event handler.
* 10 Sept 2019 - HttpComponents Client 4.5.10 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that corrects a number of defects discovered since
release 4.5.9.
* 5 Sept 2019 - HttpComponents Core 4.4.12 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that corrects a number of defects discovered since
release 4.4.11.
* 22 July 2019 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-beta5 released
This BETA release picks up the latest fixes and performance improvements from
HttpCore and addresses a number of issues found since the previous BETA release.
* 15 July 2019 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta8 released
This BETA fixes a number of defects found since the last release and adds several
convenience factory and builder classes, mainly for TLS configuration and HTTP
message construction.
Notable new features in this release:
* As of this version all server and requester implementations exclude weak TLS protocol
versions and ciphers.
* 12 June 2019 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.9 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number defects discovered since 4.5.8.
* 8 April 2019 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-beta4 released
This BETA release picks up the latest fixes and performance improvements from HttpCore
and addresses a number of issues found since the previous BETA release.
Notable features in this release:
* Security improvements.
* URI handling improvements.
* 31 March 2019 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.8 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that makes request URI normalization configurable on
per request basis and also ports several improvements in URI handling from HttpCore
master.
* 4 March 2019 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta7 released
This BETA release adds support for SOCKS version 5, improves support for TLS
handshake timeout configuration, improves URI builder, and fixes various defects.
Notable new features in this release:
* SOCKS version 5 support
* Improved TLS handshake timeout configuration
* 24 January 2019 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.7 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that corrects Automatic-Module-Name definitions added in
the previous release and fixes a number of minor defects discovered since 4.5.6.
* 21 January 2019 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.11 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that corrects a number of defects in non-blocking SSL
session code that caused compatibility issues with TLSv1.3 protocol implementation
shipped with Java 11.
* 17 December 2018 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-beta3 released
This BETA release adds support for advanced TLS functions (such as ALPN protocol negotiation)
on Java 1.7 and Java 1.8 through Conscrypt TLS library and picks up the latest fixes
and performance improvements from HttpCore.
Notable new features in this release:
* TLS ALPN protocol negotiation support on older JREs through Conscrypt TLS library.
* 6 December 2018 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta6 released
This BETA release adds support for advanced TLS functions (such as ALPN protocol negotiation)
on Java 1.7 and Java 1.8 through Conscrypt TLS library, and fixes a number of defects found
since the previous release.
Notable new features in this release:
* TLS ALPN protocol negotiation on Java 1.7 and Java 1.8 through Conscrypt TLS library
* 29 October 2018 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-beta2 released
This BETA release resolves compatibility issues with Java 11 new TLS engine as well as
a number of defects found since the previous release.
Notable new features in this release:
* JDK 11 compatibility
* Support for request specific push consumers
* Support for Reactive Streams API [http://www.reactive-streams.org/]
* 22 October 2018 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta5 released
This BETA release adds support for Reactive Streams API [http://www.reactive-streams.org/]
and fixes compatibility issues with Java 11 new TLS engine as well as a number of defects
found since the previous release.
This release also includes a redesigned HTTP stress test tool loosely based on
Apache Benchmark (AB) command interface with support for HTTP/2.
* 29 August 2018 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta3 released
This BETA release fixes a number of defects found since the previous release, adds several
incremental improvements and improves javadoc documentation.
* 23 July 2018 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1.4 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that adds Automatic-Module-Name to the manifest
for compatibility with Java 9 Platform Module System and fixes a number of issues
discovered since 4.1.3.
* 9 July 2018 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.6 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that adds Automatic-Module-Name to the manifest
for compatibility with Java 9 Platform Module System and fixes a number of issues
discovered since 4.5.5.
* 3 July 2018 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.10 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that adds Automatic-Module-Name to the manifest
for compatibility with Java 9 Platform Module System and fixes a number of issues
discovered since 4.4.9.
* 22 January 2018 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.5 GA released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a regression introduced
by the previous release causing a NPE in SystemDefaultCredentialsProvider.
* 18 January 2018 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release of HttpClient 5.0. The 5.0 release serices introduces
support for the HTTP/2 protocol and event driven messaging APIs consistent for all
supported HTTP protocol versions.
HttpClient ships with two client implementations:
* HttpClient Classic is based on the classic (blocking) I/O model; largely compatible
with the 4.x APIs; supports HTTP/1.1 only.
* HttpClient Async is based on NIO model; new event driven APIs consistent for all supported
HTTP protocol versions; supports both HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2.
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Notable new features in this release:
* New asynchronous HTTP cache backend APIs
* Fully asynchronous HTTP cache backend based on Memcached
* Support for bulk cache retrieval
* 15 January 2018 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta2 released
This BETA release fixes a number of defects found since the previous release and
adds several incremental improvements.
* 11 January 2018 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.9 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since 4.4.8 and adds a few low-level methods.
* 4 December 2017 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.4 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.5.3.
* 27 November 2017 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-alpha3 released
This is a major release that introduces support for the HTTP/2 protocol and event driven
messaging APIs consistent for all supported HTTP protocol versions.
Notable new features in this release:
* Asynchronous HttpClient implementations optimized for HTTP/2 multiplexed request execution.
* Full support for HTTP caching by asynchronous HttpClient implementations including
streaming message exchanages.
* 6 November 2017 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-beta1 released
This is a major release that renders HttpCore API incompatible with the stable 4.x branch
and upgrades HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 protocol conformance to the requirements and recommendations
of the latest protocol specification.
Notable new features in this release:
* New HTTP/2 requester optimized for multiplexed execution of requests.
* 7 October 2017 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.8 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.4.7.
* 14 September 2017 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.7 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.4.6.
* 4 September 2017 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-alpha4 released
This is a major release that renders HttpCore API incompatible with the stable 4.x branch
and upgrades HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 protocol conformance to the requirements and recommendations
of the latest protocol specification.
* 11 May 2017 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-alpha2 released
This is a major release that introduces support for HTTP/2 protocol and event driven
messaging APIs consistent for all supported HTTP protocol versions.
* 2 May 2017 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-alpha3 released
This is a major release that renders HttpCore API incompatible with the stable 4.x branch
and upgrades HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 protocol conformance to the requirements and recommendations
of the latest protocol specification.
* 10 February 2017 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1.3 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.1.2.
* 27 January 2017 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.3 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.5.2.
* 12 January 2017 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.6 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.4.5.
* 27 December 2016 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-alpha2 released
This is a major release that renders HttpCore API incompatible with the stable 4.x branch
and upgrades HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 protocol conformance to the requirements and recommendations
of the latest protocol specification.
* 27 June 2016 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1.2 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.1.1.
* 14 June 2016 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.5 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.4.4.
* 1 March 2016 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.2 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of minor bugs reported since 4.5.1.
* 28 January 2016 - HttpComponents HttpClient 5.0-alpha1 released
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.
* 3 January 2016 - HttpComponents HttpCore 5.0-alpha1 released
This is a major release that renders HttpCore 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.
* 9 November 2015 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1.1 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.1 and
upgrades HttpCore and HttpClient dependencies.
* 4 November 2015 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.4 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues discovered since release 4.4.3.
* 16 September 2015 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.5.1 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of minor bugs reported since 4.5.
* 11 September 2015 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.3 (GA) released
This maintenance release fixes a bug in non-blocking HTTP request pipelining code discovered
since 4.3.1.
* 5 June 2015 - HttpClient 4.5 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.5 (GA) is a minor feature release that includes several incremental enhancements
to the exisitng functionality such as support for private domains in the Mozilla Public Suffix
List.
* 23 April 2015 - HttpAsyncClient 4.1 (GA) released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpAsyncClient 4.1. Notable features and enhancements
included in 4.1 series are:
* Support for pipelined request execution
* Support for the latest HTTP state management specification (RFC 6265). Please note that the
old cookie policy is still used by default for compatibility reasons. RFC 6265 compliant cookie
policies need to be explicitly configured by the user. Please also note that as of next feature
release support for Netscape draft, RFC 2109 and RFC 2965 cookie policies will be deprecated
and disabled by default. It is recommended to use RFC 6265 compliant policies for new
applications unless compatibility with RFC 2109 and RFC 2965 is required and to migrate
existing applications to the default cookie policy.
* Enhanced, redesigned and rewritten default SSL hostname verifier with improved RFC 2818
compliance
* Default SSL hostname verifier and default cookie policy now validate certificate identity
and cookie domain of origin against the public suffix list maintained by Mozilla.org
<https://publicsuffix.org/list>
* Authentication cache thread-safety: authentication cache used by HttpClient is now
thread-safe and can be shared by multiple threads in order to re-use authentication state for
subsequent requests
* 31 March 2015 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.4.1 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs reported since 4.4.
* 20 March 2015 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4.1 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of minor bugs found since 4.4.
* 5 February 2015 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.4 released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpClient 4.4. Notable features and enhancements
included in 4.4 series are:
* Support for the latest HTTP state management specification (RFC 6265). Please note that the
old cookie policy is still used by default for compatibility reasons. RFC 6265 compliant cookie
policies need to be explicitly configured by the user. Please also note that as of next feature
release support for Netscape draft, RFC 2109 and RFC 2965 cookie policies will be deprecated
and disabled by default. It is recommended to use RFC 6265 compliant policies for new
applications unless compatibility with RFC 2109 and RFC 2965 is required and to migrate
existing applications to the default cookie policy.
* Enhanced, redesigned and rewritten default SSL hostname verifier with improved RFC 2818
compliance
* Default SSL hostname verifier and default cookie policy now validate certificate identity
and cookie domain of origin against the public suffix list maintained by Mozilla.org
<https://publicsuffix.org/list>
* More efficient stale connection checking: indiscriminate connection checking which results
in approximately 20 to 50 ms overhead per request has been deprecated in favor of conditional
connection state validation (persistent connections are to be re-validated only if a specified
period inactivity has elapsed)
* Authentication cache thread-safety: authentication cache used by HttpClient is now thread-safe
and can be shared by multiple threads in order to re-use authentication state for subsequent
requests
* Native Windows Negotiate and NTLM via SSPI through JNA: when running on Windows OS HttpClient
configured to use native NTLM or SPNEGO authentication schemes can make use of platform specific
functionality via JNA and current user credentials. This functionality is still considered
experimental, known to have compatibility issues and subject to change without prior notice.
* 17 December 2014 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4 released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpCore 4.4. The most notable features included in
4.4 series are:
* Support for pipelined request processing on the server side
* Support for pipelined request execution on the client side
* Simplified bootstrapping of blocking and non-blocking (NIO) HTTP server implementations
* Inclusion of SSL context initialization utilities from HttpClient
* 6 November 2014 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3.6 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes several problems with HttpClient OSGi bundle as well
as some other issues reported since release 4.3.5.
Please note that as of this release HttpClient disables all versions of SSL (including SSLv3)
in favor of the TLS protocol by default. Those users who wish to continue using SSLv3 need
to explicitly enable support for it.
* 22 October 2014 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.3.3 (GA) released
This maintenance release fixes a number of bugs found since 4.3.2, mostly in the NIO transport
components. All users of HttpCore 4.3 are advised to upgrade.
* 17 October 2014 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.4-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release of HttpAsyncClient 4.1. Notable features and enhancements
included in 4.1 series are:
* Support for pipelined request execution
* Enhanced redesigned and rewritten default SSL hostname verifier with improved RFC 2818
compliance
* Default SSL hostname verifier and default cookie policy now validate certificate identity
and cookie domain of origin against the public suffix list maintained by Mozilla.org
<https://publicsuffix.org/list>
* Authentication cache thread-safety: authentication caches used by HttpAsyncClient is now
thread-safe and can be shared by multiple contexts in order to re-use authentication state for
subsequent requests
* 28 September 2014 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.4-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release of HttpClient 4.4. Notable features and enhancements included
in 4.4 series are: enhanced redesigned and rewritten default SSL hostname verifier with
improved RFC 2818 compliance; default SSL hostname verifier and default cookie policy now
validate certificate identity and cookie domain of origin against the public suffix list
maintained by Mozilla.org; native windows Negotiate/NTLM via JNA; more efficient stale
connection checking; authentication cache thread-safety
* 22 September 2014 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release from the 4.4.x development branch. The most notable features
included in 4.4 series are: support for pipelined request processing on the server side;
support for pipelined request execution on the client side; simplified bootstrapping of
blocking and non-blocking (NIO) HTTP server implementations.
* 10 Aug 2014 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0.2 (GA) released
HttpAsyncClient 4.0.2 (GA) is a bug fix release that addresses several issues reported since
release 4.0.1.
* 10 Aug 2014 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3.5 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.3.5 (GA) is a bug fix release that addresses several issues reported since
release 4.3.4.
* 30 June 2014 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.4-alpha1 released
This is the first ALPHA release from the 4.4.x development branch. Notable features and
enhancements included this release are: more efficient stale connection checking, native
Windows Negotiate/NTLM via JNA, authentication cache thread-safety
* 18 June 2014 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.4-alpha1 released
This is the first release from the 4.4.x development branch. The most notable features included
in this release are: support for pipelined request processing on the server side, support
for pipelined request execution on the client sides, simplified bootstrapping of blocking and
non-blocking (NIO) HTTP server implementations
* 6 June 2014 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3.4 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.3.4 (GA) is a maintenance release that improves performance in high concurrency
scenarios. This version replaces dynamic proxies with custom proxy classes and eliminates
thread contention in java.reflect.Proxy.newInstance() when leasing connections from
the connection pool and processing response messages
* 26 February 2014 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3.3 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.3.3 (GA) is a bug fix release that fixes a regression introduced by the previous
release causing a significant performance degradation in compressed content processing.
Users of HttpClient 4.3 are encouraged to upgrade.
* 24 February 2014 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0.1 (GA) released
This maintenance release fixes a number of bugs including incorrect OSGi bundle metadata
found since release 4.0. This release also upgrades HttpCore and HttpClient dependencies to
the latest stable versions.
Users of HttpAsyncClient 4.0 are advised to upgrade.
* 17 February 2014 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.3.2 (GA) released
This maintenance release fixes a number of bugs and regressions found since 4.3.1, mostly
in the NIO transport components. All users of HttpCore 4.3 are advised to upgrade.
* 19 January 2014 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3.2 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.3.2 (GA) is a maintenance release that delivers a number of improvements
as well as bug fixes for issues reported since 4.3.1 release. SNI support for
Oracle JRE 1.7+ is being among the most notable improvements.
Users of HttpClient 4.3 are encouraged to upgrade.
* 27 December 2013 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.3.1 (GA) released
This maintenance release fixes a number of bugs and regressions found since 4.3, mostly in the
NIO transport components. All users of HttpCore 4.3 are advised to upgrade.
* 31 October 2013 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0 (GA) released
This is the first stable (GA) release of Apache HttpAsyncClient 4.0. HttpAsyncClient is
a library for asynchronous client-side HTTP communication built on top of HttpCore NIO
transport. It is a complementary library to Apache HttpClient intended and optimized for
special cases whereby ability to scale to many thousands of concurrent connections is more
important than performance in terms of raw data throughput.
HttpAsyncClient 4.0 is designed to have similar APIs as Apache HttpClient 4.3 and a comparable
feature set. In addition HttpAsyncClient provides full support for zero-copy file upload and
download operations. It presently does not support transparent content decompression and
automatic I/O error recovery. These features may be added in future releases.
* 7 October 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3.1 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that addresses a number of issues reported since release 4.3,
including one major security issue. Users of HttpClient 4.3 are strongly advised to upgrade.
* 12 September 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3 (GA) released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpClient 4.3. The 4.3 branch enhances HttpClient
in several key areas and includes several notable features and improvements:
* Support for Java 7 try-with-resources for resource management (connection release.)
* Added fluent Builder classes for HttpEntity, HttpRequest, HttpClient and SSLContext instances.
* Deprecation of preference and configuration API based on HttpParams interface in favor of
constructor injection and plain configuration objects.
* Reliance on object immutability instead of access synchronization for thread safety.
Several old classes whose instances can be shared by multiple request exchanges have
been replaced by immutable equivalents.
* DefaultHttpClient, DecompressingHttpClient, CachingHttpClient and similar classes are
deprecated in favor of builder classes that produce immutable HttpClient instances.
* HttpClient builders now dynamically construct a request execution pipeline tailored
specifically to the user configuration by physically excluding unnecessary protocol components.
* There is now an option to construct a minimal HttpClient implementation that can only execute
basic HTTP message exchanges without redirects, authentication, state management or proxy
support. This feature might be of particular use in web crawler development.
* There is now option to avoid strict URI syntax for request URIs by executing HTTP requests
with an explicitly specified target host. HttpClient will no longer attempt to parse the request
URI if it does not need to extract the target host from it.
This release also includes all fixes from the stable 4.2.x release branch.
* 12 September 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2.6 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that addresses a number of non-critical issues reported
since release 4.2.5.
* 5 August 2013 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.3 released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpCore 4.3. The most notable features in the 4.3
branch are:
* Deprecation of preference and configuration API based on HttpParams interface in favor of
constructor injection and plain configuration objects.
* Reliance on object immutability instead of access synchronization for thread safety.
Several old classes whose instances can be shared by multiple request exchanges have
been replaced by immutable equivalents.
[]
The 4.3 branch also contains performance optimizations such as reduced TCP packet
fragmentation and more efficient lease / release operations for pools of persistent
connections on the client side.
This release also includes all fixes from the 4.2.x release branch.
* 5 August 2013 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2.5 released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs found in NIO components since 4.2.4.
Users of earlier versions of HttpCore 4.2 are advised to upgrade.
This is likely to be the last release in the 4.2.x branch.
* 12 June 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3-beta2 released
This is the second BETA release of HttpClient 4.3. The 4.3 branch enhances HttpClient in
several key areas and includes several notable features and improvements: Support for Java 7
try-with-resources for resource management (connection release); fluent Builder classes for
HttpEntity, HttpRequest and HttpClient instances, deprecation of preference and configuration
API based on HttpParams interface in favor of constructor injection and plain configuration
objects, reliance on object immutability instead of access synchronization for thread safety.
This release also includes all fixes from the stable 4.2.x release branch.
* 16 May - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0-beta4 released
The 4.0 BETA4 release delivers significant performance improvements in request execution,
especially for short HTTP messages, and also re-aligns programming interfaces used by
the library with HttpCore 4.3 and HttpClient 4.3 APIs. Configuration and preference APIs of
HttpAsyncClient are now consistent with those used by HttpClient 4.3.
* 8 May - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.3-beta2 released
This is the second BETA release from the 4.3.x release branch. This release addresses
performance issues in the non-blocking connection pool implementation and also includes
a number of performance improvements in the low level NIO based transport components.
* 24 April 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2.5 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that addresses a number of issues reported since release 4.2.4
including a major bug that can lead to re-use of persistent connections in a inconsistent state.
* 11 April 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release of HttpClient 4.3. The 4.3 branch enhances HttpClient in
several key areas and includes several notable features and improvements: Support for Java 7
try-with-resources for resource management (connection release); fluent Builder classes for
HttpEntity, HttpRequest and HttpClient instances, deprecation of preference and configuration
API based on HttpParams interface in favor of constructor injection and plain configuration
objects, reliance on object immutability instead of access synchronization for thread safety.
This release also includes all fixes from the stable 4.2.x release branch.
* 11 April 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2.4 (GA) released
This is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues reported since release 4.2.3.
* 25 March 2013 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.3-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release from the 4.3 release branch. The main theme of the 4.3 release
series is streamlining of component configuration and deprecation of the old configuration
API based on HttpParams in favor of constructor-based dependency injection and plain objects
for configuration parameters.
This release also includes performance optimizations intended to reduce TCP packet
fragmentation when writing out HTTP messages both in blocking and non-blocking I/O modes,
which should result in up to 20% higher throughput for short entity enclosing messages.
* 25 March 2013 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2.4 released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs found in NIO components since 4.2.3.
We advise users of HttpCore NIO of all versions to upgrade.
* 21 January 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.3-alpha1 released
This is the first ALPHA release of HttpClient 4.3. The 4.3 branch enhances HttpClient in
several key areas and includes several notable features and improvements: Support for Java 7
try-with-resources for resource management (connection release); fluent Builder classes for
HttpEntity, HttpRequest and HttpClient instances, deprecation of preference and configuration
API based on HttpParams interface in favor of constructor injection and plain configuration
objects, reliance on object immutability instead of access synchronization for thread safety.
* 15 January 2013 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2.3 (GA) released
This is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues reported since release 4.2.2.
This release also includes a thoroughly reworked NTLM authentication engine which should
result in a better compatibility with the newest Microsoft products.
* 08 Dec 2012 - Welcome new HttpComponents committer Karl Wright
Karl Wright has been unanimously voted in as a new HttpComponents committer due to his
invaluable help in supporting the internal NTLM engine and NTLM related authentication code.
Karl is a committer on a number of ASF projects: Lucene, Lucene connectors, Incubator.
Welcome on board, Karl!
* 30 November 2012 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.3-alpha1 released
This is the first release from the 4.3.x release branch. The main theme of the 4.3 release
series is streamlining of component configuration and deprecation of the old configuration
API based on HttpParams in favor of constructor-based dependency injection and plain objects
for configuration parameters.
* 30 November 2012 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2.3 (GA) released
HttpCore 4.2.3 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs found since 4.2.2
including a major bug in the NIO module that can cause an infinite loop in SSL sessions
under special circumstances when the remote peer terminates the session in the middle of
SSL handshake. We advise users of HttpCore NIO of all versions to upgrade.
* 25 October 2012 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2.2 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.2.2 is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues reported since
release 4.2.1. Users of HttpClient 4.2 are advised to upgrade.
* 29 September 2012 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0-beta3 released
This is a maintenance release that picks up the latest bug fixes in the core components.
* 23 September 2012 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2.2 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs and regressions found since 4.2.1
including a major bug in the NIO module causing incorrect handling of outgoing Content-Length
delimited messages larger than 2GB. Users of HttpCore 4.2 are advised to upgrade.
* 29 August 2012 - Welcome new HttpComponents committer William Speirs
William Speirs, a long time contributor to the project, has been unanimously voted in as
a new HttpComponents committer. William is already a committer on Apache Commons project.
Welcome on board, William!
* 8 August 2011 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0-beta2 released
This release fixes a number of non-critical issues found since release 4.0-beta1 and
introduces basic support for HTTP/1.1 response caching. Please note that caching for streaming
HTTP exchanges is currently not supported.
* 4 August 2012 - Welcome new HttpComponents committer Gary Gregory
By 5 binding votes in favor Gary Gregory has been unanimously voted in as a new
HttpComponents committer. Gary is already a committer on Apache Commons, Logging and Xalan
projects.
Welcome on board, Gary!
* 5 July 2012 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2.1 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.2.1 is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues reported since
release 4.2. Users of HttpClient 4.2 are advised to upgrade.
* 14 June 2012 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2.1 (GA) released
HttpCore 4.2.1 is a patch release that fixes a number of non-critical bugs found since 4.2.
Users of HttpCore 4.2 are advised to upgrade.
* 22 May 2012 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2 (GA) released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpClient 4.2. The most notable enhancements included
in this release are:
* New facade API for HttpClient based on the concept of a fluent interface. The fluent API
exposes only the most fundamental functions of HttpClient and is intended for relatively simple
use cases that do not require the full flexibility of HttpClient. However, the fluent API
almost fully relieves the users from having to deal with connection management and resource
deallocation.
* Redesigned and rewritten connection management code.
* Enhanced HTTP authentication API that enables HttpClient to handle more complex
authentication scenarios. HttpClient 4.2 is now capable of making use of multiple
authentication challenges and retry authentication with a fall-back scheme in case the primary
one fails. This can be important for compatibility with Microsoft products that are often
configured to use SPNEGO/Kerberos as the preferred authentication scheme.
* 5 May 2012 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2 (GA) released
This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpCore 4.2. The most notable features included in
this release are connection pool components for blocking and non-blocking HTTP connections and
new asynchronous client and server side protocol handlers.
New protocol handling API used in conjunction with connection pooling components is expected to
make development of asynchronous HTTP client agents and HTTP proxies easier and less error
prone.
Connection pool components are based on mature code migrated from HttpClient and HttpAsyncClient
modules but have a slightly different API that makes a better use of Java standard concurrent
primitives.
* 22 February 2012 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0-beta1 released
This the first BETA release of HttpAsyncClient. This release completes the application
programming interface and the feature set of HttpAsyncClient and upgrades to the latest
versions of core and client components (HttpCore 4.2-beta1 and HttpClient 4.2-beta1).
As of this release HttpAsyncClient is expected to be API stable.
* 10 February 2012 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release of HttpClient 4.2. This release completes development of several
notable enhancements in HttpClient: new facade API, redesigned connection management code
and new HTTP authentication API.
* 7 February 2012 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1.3 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.1.3 is a bug fix release that addresses a number of non-critical issues found
since 4.1.2 primarily in the HTTP caching module.
* 1 February 2012 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2-beta1 released
This is the first BETA release of HttpCore 4.2. This release ships with an improved
asynchronous protocol handling API and new non-blocking client and server HTTP protocol handler
implementations. New API is expected to be more flexible especially for writing HTTP proxy or
gateway type of services. Upstream projects are encouraged to evaluate the new API and
give feedback.
* 23 December 2011 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1.4 (GA) released
HttpCore 4.1.4 is a patch release that fixes a number of bugs found since 4.1.3. It is also
likely to be the last release in the 4.1.x branch.
* 3 November 2011 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.2-alpha1 released
This is the first ALPHA release of HttpClient 4.2. The 4.2 branch enhances HttpClient in several
key areas and includes several notable features and improvements: new facade API, redesigned
connection management code and new HTTP authentication API.
* 29 September 2011 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0-alpha3 released
This is the third ALPHA release of HttpAsyncClient 4.0. This release largely completes
the application programming interface and feature set of HttpAsyncClient. While the API may
still change in the course of the ALPHA development phase, this is expected to be the last
round of major API changes and the API is expected to be reasonably stable as of this release.
* 23 September 2011 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2-alpha2 released
This is the second ALPHA release of HttpCore 4.2. This release comes with completely redesigned
and rewritten asynchronous protocol handlers. New protocol handling API used in conjunction
with connection pooling components introduced in the previous ALPHA release is expected to make
development of asynchronous HTTP client agents and HTTP proxies easier and less error prone.
* 19 August 2011 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.2-alpha1 released
This is the first ALPHA release of the 4.2 development branch. The most notable feature
included in this release is support for connection pools of blocking and non-blocking HTTP
connections. Connection pool components are based on mature code migrated from HttpClient and
HttpAsyncClient modules but have a slightly different API that makes a better use of Java
standard concurrent primitives. Support for connection pools in HttpCore is expected to make
development of client and proxy HTTP services easier and less error prone.
* 7 August 2011 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1.2 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.1.2 is a bug fix release that addresses a number of non-critical issues reported
since release 4.1.1.
* 31 July 2011 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1.3 (GA) released
HttpCore 4.1.3 is a patch release that fixes a critical regression in the non-blocking SSL I/O
session code introduced in the 4.1.2 release.
* 18 July 2011 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1.2 (GA) released
HttpCore 4.1.2 is a patch release that fixes a number of non-critical issues found since
release 4.1.1.
* 24 May 2011 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0-alpha2 released
The second ALPHA release of HttpAsyncClient 4.0 comes with a number of important improvements
and enhancements. As of this version HttpAsyncClient fully supports HTTP state management
(cookies) and HTTP authentication (basic, digest, NTLM, spnego/kerberos). Connection management
classes have been thoroughly reworked and improved. This version also improves support for zero
copy file upload / download operations.
* 20 May 2011 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1.1 (GA) released
HttpCore 4.1.1 is a patch release that fixes a number of non-critical issues found since
release 4.1.
This release marks the end of support for Java 1.3. As of release 4.2 HttpCore will require
Java 1.5 for all its components.
* 20 March 2011 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1.1 (GA) released
HttpClient 4.1.1 is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues reported since
release 4.1, including one critical security issue.
* 23 January 2011 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1 (GA) released
The HttpClient 4.1 release builds upon the stable foundation laid by HttpClient 4.0 and adds
several functional improvements and popular features.
* Response caching conditionally compliant with HTTP/1.1 specification (full compliance with
MUST requirements, partial compliance with SHOULD requirements)
* Full support for NTLMv1, NTLMv2, and NTLM2 Session authentication. The NTLM protocol code
was kindly contributed by the Lucene Connector Framework project.
* Support for SPNEGO/Kerberos authentication.
* Persistence of authentication data between request executions within the same execution context.
* Support for preemptive authentication for BASIC and DIGEST schemes.
* Support for transparent content encoding. Please note transparent content encoding is not
enabled per default in order to avoid conflicts with already existing custom content encoding
solutions.
* Mechanism to bypass the standard certificate trust verification (useful when dealing with
self-signed certificates).
* Simplified configuration for connection managers.
* Transparent support for host multihoming.
* 18 January 2011 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.0-alpha1 released
This is the first public release of HttpAsyncClient. The HttpAsyncClient 4.0 API is considered
very experimental and is expected to change in the course of the ALPHA development phase. This
release is primarily intended for early adopters who may be interested in contributing to
the project and in helping shape the new API.
* 21 November 2010 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1-beta1 released
This release finalizes the 4.1 API and brings a number of major improvements to the HTTP
caching module. This release also adds full support for NTLMv1, NTLMv2, and NTLM2 Session
authentication schemes. The NTLM protocol code was kindly contributed by the Lucene Connector
Framework project.
* 19 November 2010 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1 (GA) released
This is the first stable release of HttpCore 4.1. This release provides a compatibility mode
with JREs that have a naive (broken) implementation of SelectionKey API and also improves
compatibility with the Google Android platform. There has also been a number of performance
related improvements and bug fixes in both blocking and non-blocking components.
* 26 October 2010 - Welcome new HttpComponents committer Jonathan Moore
By 4 binding votes in favor and none against Jonathan Moore has been voted in as a new
HttpComponents committer. Jonathan has made major contributions to the new HttpClient caching
module.
Welcome on board, Jonathan!
* 19 September 2010 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0.3 (GA) released
This is an emergency release fixing a critical regression in the SSL
connection management code.
* 9 September 2010 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0.2 (GA) released
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs found since 4.0.1.
This is likely to be the last release in the 4.0.x branch.
* 30 August 2010 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1-beta2 released
This release addresses fixes a number of non-critical bugs. It is likely to be
the last BETA release in the 4.1 branch.
* 19 May 2010 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1-alpha2 released
This release fixes a number of non-severe bugs discovered since the last release
and introduces support for two 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)
* 3 April 2010 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1-beta1 released
This release finalizes the API introduced in the 4.1 development branch. It also
fixes a number of bugs discovered since the previous release and delivers a number
of performance optimizations in the blocking HTTP transport components. The blocking
HTTP transport is expected to be 5% to 10% faster compared to previous releases.
* 11 December 2009 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.1-alpha1 released
This release builds on the stable 4.0 release and adds several functionality
improvements and new features.
* Simplified configuration of connection managers.
* Persistence of authentication data between request executions within
the same execution context.
* Support for SPNEGO/Kerberos authentication scheme
* Support for transparent content encoding. Please note transparent content
encoding is not enabled per default in order to avoid conflicts with
already existing custom content encoding solutions.
* 11 December 2009 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0.1 (GA) released
This is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues discovered since
the previous stable release. None of the fixed bugs is considered critical.
Most notably this release eliminates dependency on JCIP annotations.
This release is also expected to improve performance by 5 to 10% due to
elimination of unnecessary Log object lookups by short-lived components.
* 12 September 2009 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1-alpha1 released
This is the first public release from the 4.1 branch of HttpCore. This release
adds a number of new features, most notable being introduction of compatibility
mode with IBM JREs and other JREs with naive (broken) implementation
of SelectionKey API.
* 14 August 2009 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0 (GA) released
This the first stable (GA) release in the 4.x code line. This release completes
the rewrite of HttpClient and delivers a complete API documentation and fixes
a few minor bugs reported since the previous release.
* 22 June 2009 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0.1 (GA) released
This is a patch release addressing a number of issues discovered since the 4.0
release.
* 26 February 2009 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0 (GA) released
This the first stable (GA) release in the 4.x code line. This release delivers
complete API documentation and fixes a few minor bugs reported since
the previous release.
* 20 December 2008 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0-beta2 released
The second BETA of HttpComponents HttpClient addresses a number of issues
discovered since the previous release.
The only significant new feature is an addition of an OSGi compliant bundle
combining HttpClient and HttpMime jars.
All upstream projects are strongly encouraged to upgrade.
* 19 October 2008 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-beta3 released
The third BETA version of HttpComponents Core addresses a number of issues
discovered since the previous release.
The only significant new feature is an addition of an OSGi compliant bundle
combining HttpCore and HttpCore NIO jars.
* 12 September 2008 - HttpClient is one of the best open source development tools
HttpClient is among the 60 winners of InfoWorlds
{{{http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/08/04/32TC-bossies-2008_1.html}
"Best of Open Source Software Awards 2008"}}.
HttpClient was selected as one of the
{{{http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/2008/08/166-best_of_open_so-4.html}
best open source development tools}}.
* 29 August 2008 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0-beta1 released
The first BETA 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
release.
* 22 June 2008 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-beta2 released
The second BETA version of HttpComponents Core added a number of improvements
to the NIO components, most notable being improved asynchronous client side and
server side protocol handlers.
* 09 May 2008 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0-alpha4 released
The fourth ALPHA marks the completion of the overhaul of the connection
management code in HttpClient. All known shortcomings of the old HttpClient
3.x connection management API have been addressed.
* 03 May 2008 - Welcome new HttpComponents committer Sam Berlin
By 6 binding votes in favor and none against Sam Berlin has been voted in as a new
HttpComponents committer. Sam made several valuable contributions to both core
and client components in the course of the past several months.
Welcome on board, Sam!
* 26 February 2008 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0-alpha3 released
The third ALPHA release brings another round of API refinements and improvements
in functionality. As of this release HttpClient requires Java 5 compatible
runtime environment and takes full advantage of generics and new concurrency
primitives.
This release also introduces new default cookie policy that selects a cookie
specification depending on the format of cookies sent by the target host.
It is no longer necessary to know beforehand what kind of HTTP cookie support
the target host provides. HttpClient is now able to pick up either a lenient
or a strict cookie policy depending on the compliance level of the target host.
Another notable improvement is a completely reworked support for multipart
entities based on Apache mime4j library.
* 24 January 2008 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-beta1 released
The first BETA version of HttpComponents Core has been released. This release
can be considered a major milestone, as it marks the end of API instability
in HttpCore. As of this release the API compatibility between minor releases
in 4.x codeline will be maintained.
This release includes several major improvements such as enhanced HTTP message
parsing API and optimized parser implementations, Java 5.0 compatibility
for HttpCore NIO extensions.
The focus of the development efforts will be gradually shifting towards
providing better test coverage, documentation and performance optimizations.
* 15 November 2007 - HttpComponents becomes TLP
The ASF board had approved HttpComponents 'graduation' from Jakarta to a TLP of its own.
We are now Apache HttpComponents Project!
* 7 November 2007 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0-alpha2 released
The second ALPHA release is another important milestone in the redesign of HttpClient. The
release includes a number of improvements since ALPHA1, among which are improved connection
pooling, support for proxy chains, redesigned HTTP state and authentication credentials
management API, improved RFC 2965 cookie specification.
* 9 October 2007 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-alpha6 released
The sixth ALPHA version of HttpComponents Core has been released. This release sports an
improved message parsing and formatting API in the base module and lots of incremental
improvements and bug fixes in the NIO and NIOSSL modules. Based on the improved API, it is now
possible to send and receive SIP messages with HttpComponents Core.
* 20 July 2007 - HttpComponents HttpClient 4.0-alpha1 released
This release represents a complete, ground-up redesign and almost a complete rewrite of the old
HttpClient 3.x codeline. This release finally addresses several design flaws that existed since
the 1.0 release and could not be fixed without a major code overhaul and breaking API
compatibility.
Notable changes and enhancements:
* Redesign of the HttpClient internals addressing all known major architectural shortcomings of
the 3.x codeline
* Cleaner, more flexible and expressive API
* Better performance and smaller memory footprint due to a more efficient HTTP transport based
on HttpCore. HttpClient 4.0 is expected to be 10% to 25% faster than HttpClient 3.x codeline
* More modular structure
* Pluggable redirect and authentication handlers
* Support for protocol incerceptors
* Improved connection management
* Improved support for sending requests via a proxy or a chain of proxies
* Improved handling redirects of entity enclosing requests
* More flexible SSL context customization
* Reduced intermediate garbage in the process of generating HTTP requests and parsing HTTP
responses
* 4 July 2007 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-alpha5 released
The fifth ALPHA version of HttpComponents Core has been released. This release delivers a number
of incremental improvements across the board in all modules and adds several performance oriented
features such as ability to transfer data directly between a file and a socket NIO channels.
* 30 March 2007 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-alpha4 released
The fourth ALPHA version fixes a number of bugs and adds a number of improvements to HttpCore
base and the HttpCore NIO extensions. This release also introduces NIOSSL extensions that can be
used to extend HttpCore non-blocking transport components with the ability to transparently encrypt
data in transit using SSL/TLS.
* 6 December 2006 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-alpha3 released
The third ALPHA version of HttpCore has been released. The ALPHA3 release includes a number of API
optimizations and improvements and introduces a set of NIO extensions to the HttpCore API.
NIO extensions can be used to build HTTP services intended to handle thousands of simultaneous
connections with a small number of I/O threads.
* 9 June 2006 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-alpha2 released
The second ALPHA version of HttpCore has been released, which addresses a number of non-critical
problems found in the previous release. The upstream projects are strongly encouraged use this
release as a dependency while HttpCore undergoes another round of reviews and optimization in the
SVN trunk.
* 12 May 2006 - HttpClient issue tracking migrated to Jira
HttpClient issue tracking has migrated from Bugzilla to Jira. Please use
{{{http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT}this project}} in Jira
to report new issues against HttpClient and search for reported ones. All existing
issue reports can be accessed in Jira by their original Bugzilla bug id.
* 29 April 2006 - New Project Logo
HttpComponents project now has a brand new logo kindly contributed by Regula Wernli.
Many thanks, Regula!
* 23 April 2006 - HttpComponents HttpCore 4.0-alpha1 released
This is the first ALPHA release of HttpCore intended for API review and use in
experimental projects. The HttpCore API is still deemed unstable and it can still
undergo significant changes based on the feedback from early adopters.
* 12 February 2006 - Welcome new HttpComponents committer Roland Weber
By 5 binding votes in favor and none against Roland Weber has been voted in as a new
HttpComponents committer. Roland has been an invaluable contributor to the Jakarta
Commons HttpClient project for many years and he is the very first committer to
join the Jakarta HttpComponents project.
Welcome, Roland
* 31 October 2005 - Jakarta HttpClient becomes Jakarta HttpComponents
By the count 15 votes in favor, Jakarta HttpClient as been renamed as Jakarta HttpComponents.
The Jakarta PMC has approved the new project charter and the new project scope.
* 16 April 2004 - Welcome Jakarta HttpClient!
By the count 26 votes in favor, none against, Jakarta Commons HttpClient as been promoted to
the Jakarta sub-project level