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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mix-and-match HttpCore and HttpClient versions
Date Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:53:00 GMT
On 6 August 2013 14:25, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-08-06 at 14:14 +0100, sebb wrote:
>> On 6 August 2013 13:30, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
>> > On Tue, 2013-08-06 at 13:14 +0100, sebb wrote:
>> >> HttpClient and HttpCore have similar version numbers; both have a
>> >> 4.2.x series and a 4.3 series.
>> >>
>> >> Is there any relationship between the two?
>> >> Is it necessary for HttpClient 4.2.x to use HttpCore 4.2.x?
>> >> Or can HttpClient 4.2.5 be used with HttpCore 4.3?
>> >>
>> >
>> > Theoretically, it can, as HttpCore 4.3 should be fully API backward
>> > compatible. However, truth to be told I have not been testing all
>> > possible version combinations. Unless one has a very good reason to mix
>> > 4.3 core with 4.2 client I would probably caution against doing so. Just
>> > use client 4.3 and let your dependency management tool pick up requisite
>> > dependencies.
>>
>> JMeter does not have a dep. mgt tool. ;-)
>>
>
> Which is a shame in my opinion.
>
>> Nor do users of the download page necessarily have one.
>> If Core 4.2.x is recommended for use with Client 4.2.x then IMO Core
>> 4.2.x must be available from the download page.
>> And the reasoning should be mentioned on the the download page.
>>
>
> Every binary release of HttpClient comes with all the requisite
> dependencies bundled including HttpCore.

I'd overlooked that, but ...

> I do not have a problem with
> putting HttpCore 4.2 back at the download page. I just do not think it
> is necessary.

 ... HttpClient 4.2.5 includes HttpCore 4.2.4; what if the user wants
to update to the latest HttpCore 4.2.x - i.e. 4.2.5?

I think that means Core 4.2.5 should be on the download page.

> Oleg
>
>
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