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From ol...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1337908 - /httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt
Date Sun, 13 May 2012 15:05:13 GMT
Author: olegk
Date: Sun May 13 15:05:12 2012
New Revision: 1337908

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1337908&view=rev
Updated release notes for HttpClient 4.2


Modified: httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt?rev=1337908&r1=1337907&r2=1337908&view=diff
--- httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt (original)
+++ httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt Sun May 13 15:05:12 2012
@@ -1,6 +1,26 @@
 Release 4.2
+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
+  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. 
+* 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-1187] If a revalidation response is deemed too old CachingHttpClient fails
   consume its content resulting in a connection leak.
   Contributed by Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk at apache.org>
@@ -65,6 +85,7 @@ notable enhancements in HttpClient:
 * [HTTPCLIENT-1164] Compressed entities are not being cached properly.
   Contributed by Jon Moore <jonm at apache dot org>.

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