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From ol...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1240775 - /httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 18:16:15 GMT
Author: olegk
Date: Sun Feb  5 18:16:15 2012
New Revision: 1240775

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1240775&view=rev
Updated HttpClient 4.2-beta1 release notes


Modified: httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt?rev=1240775&r1=1240774&r2=1240775&view=diff
--- httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt (original)
+++ httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt Sun Feb  5 18:16:15 2012
@@ -1,5 +1,27 @@
-Changes since 4.2 ALPHA1
+Release 4.2 BETA1
+This is the first BETA release of HttpClient 4.2. This release completes development of several
+notable enhancements in HttpClient:
+* New facade API for HttpClient based on the concept of a fluent interface. The fluent API
+  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
+  relieves the users from having to deal with connection management and resource deallocation.
+* Redesigned and rewritten connection management code. As of release 4.2 HttpClient will
be using
+  pooling connection manager per default.
+* 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
+  important for compatibility with Microsoft products that are often configured to use
+  SPNEGO/Kerberos as the preferred authentication scheme.
 * [HTTPCLIENT-1154] MemcachedHttpCacheStorage should allow client to
   specify custom prefix string for keys.
   Contributed by Jon Moore <jonm at apache dot org>.

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