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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [HttpAsync] http-async in JIRA
Date Mon, 19 Jun 2006 14:37:13 GMT
On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 16:15 +0200, Roland Weber wrote:
> Hi Oleg,
> 
...
> I am strongly in favor of having separate release cycles for
> HttpClient and HttpAsync. Here are some reasons:
> 
> HttpClient has a more steady development cycle. I'm working
> on HttpAsync only in short, intensive bursts every few months.
> At least as far as coding is concerned. My job can require
> customer related travel on short notice. Since my development
> environment is not portable, I can't work on HttpAsync during
> the week at such times, and I might need the weekends to take
> care of other things. I'd hate to be the reason why a combined
> release is late.
> 
> I expect HttpClient to reach both alpha and beta stage long
> before HttpAsync does. In particular the API freeze with the
> beta is an issue here. There is no point in freezing the
> HttpAsync API prematurely, nor in delaying the HttpClient
> API freeze because of HttpAsync. While the async interfaces may
> stabilize quite fast, the API includes more than just those.
> 
> I expect HttpAsync to initially be buggier (or less stable).
> At the same time, it appeals to a much smaller community.
> I don't want to cut a new release for full HttpClient just to
> have some bugs fixed or features added for the HttpAsync users.
> 

Sounds reasonable. If I get a nod from Odi and Mike and no one else
raises an objection I'll go ahead and set up a Jira project for
HttpAsync

Cheers

Oleg


> 
> cheers,
>   Roland
> 
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