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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Release based on RC2 called off; Re: [VOTE] HttpComponents Client 4.1 release based on RC2
Date Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:53:43 GMT
On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 12:46 +0000, sebb wrote:
> On 17 January 2011 12:37, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 11:14 +0000, ant elder wrote:
> >
> > ...
> >
> >> When i try building the src for this i get two fails, is that expected:
> >>
> >> Tests in error:
> >>   testUseRetryHandlerInConnectionTimeOutWithThreadSafeClientConnManager(org.apache.http.impl.client.TestRequestRetryHandler)
> >>   testUseRetryHandlerInConnectionTimeOutWithSingleClientConnManager(org.apache.http.impl.client.TestRequestRetryHandler)
> >>
> >> Tests run: 520, Failures: 0, Errors: 2, Skipped: 0
> >>
> >
> > @Ant
> >
> > Damn. These two cases have been failing intermittently for quite some
> 
> AIUI, the failures are not intermittent.
> If the tests fail on a given system, they will continue to do so
> unless the DNS service is changed.
> 
> > due to their reliance on DNS name resolution, which tends to be behave
> > differently on different platforms.
> 
> I think it's the DNS servers that vary. Some are not compliant with the RFCs.
> 
> > I tinkered with the test cases
> > shortly before building RC2, but I was not careful enough. While the
> > tests passed locally for me, they kept on failing on Hudson. I reworked
> > the tests once again and this time I believe the problem has been
> > resolved for good. Unfortunately the fix did not make it into RC2.
> >
> > If you think this is a release blocker I will call off the release and
> > will cut RC3 later today.
> >
> > @Sebastian, what is your take?
> 
> I don't think it's a blocker to release code with known bugs,
> especially test case bugs.
> 
> But it would be sensible to note this in the release notes on the
> web-site and perhaps in the announce to the dev/user lists to
> forestall any complaints.

It is a GA release and the whole trouble was of my making. I am calling
off the release

Folks, please bear with me for another vote based on RC3 

Oleg




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