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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Request for comments] HttpClient re-spin for Android
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:35:44 GMT
On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 8:27 AM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2014-01-28 at 08:08 -0500, Gary Gregory wrote:
> > Let me make sure I understand these points (-):
> >
> > - HttpClient (HC) is baked in Android
> > - This cannot be overridden by placing a new HC jar on the classpath
> > - Android has no endorsed path mechanism like regular Java?
> >
>
> Correct (all three).
>
> > Hence the proposed HC4 post-fixed classes.
> >
> > - This is not a problem for regular Java users since one can add a new HC
> > jar on the classpath before the old one or simply replace the old with
> the
> > new.
> >
>
> Correct.
>
> > I know I've asked this before, but I'd like to repeat it in the context
> of
> > this email: It seems simpler to provide a repackaged HC in
> > org.apache.http43 or a name like it.
> >
>
> Because that kills compatibility with 3rd party libraries compiled
> against Android APIs such as Spring for Android. I did my best to
> explain it in details in one of my previous messages to Sebastian
>
>
> > The current cherry picking seems error prone, requires deep knowledge and
> > would be hard to maintain.
> >
>
> Correct, but it is a lesser evil than all other options. I am willing to
> do all the heavy lifting for HC 4.3, though. Beyond that the port may
> become unnecessary.
>

Thank you for explaining it all again patiently!

Gary


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> Oleg
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