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Subject svn commit: r1653043 - /httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt
Date Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:25:47 GMT
Author: olegk
Date: Mon Jan 19 16:25:47 2015
New Revision: 1653043

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1653043
Updated HttpClient 4.4 release notes


Modified: httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt?rev=1653043&r1=1653042&r2=1653043&view=diff
--- httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt (original)
+++ httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/RELEASE_NOTES.txt Mon Jan 19 16:25:47 2015
@@ -1,6 +1,56 @@
-Release 4.4-BETA2
+Release 4.4 Final
+This is the first stable (GA) release of HttpClient 4.4. Notable features and enhancements
+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
+* 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
+* 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 caches used by HttpClient is now thread-safe
+and can be shared by multiple threads in order to re-use authentication state for subsequent
+* Native windows Negotiate/NTLM via 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 system credentials. This functionality is still considered experimental
+and is known to have compatibility issues. Use at your discretion.
+This release also includes all fixes from the stable 4.3.x release branch.
+Please note that as of 4.4 HttpClient requires Java 1.6 or newer.
+* Support for the latest HTTP state management specification (RFC 6265).
+  Contributed by Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk at apache.org>
+* [HTTPCLIENT-1515] Caching of responses to HEAD requests
+  Contributed by Tyrone Cutajar <tj.cutajar at gmail.com> and 
+  Francois-Xavier Bonnet <fx at apache.org> 
+* [HTTPCLIENT-1560] Native Windows auth improvements
+  Contributed by Michael Osipov <michaelo at apache.org>
 * Update Apache Commons Logging version from 1.1.3 to 1.2. 
   Contributed by Gary Gregory <ggregory at apache.org>
@@ -20,6 +70,9 @@ Release 4.4-BETA2
   Contributed by Gary Gregory <ggregory at apache.org>
 Release 4.4 BETA1

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