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From "Gary Gregory (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCLIENT-1737) Apache HttpClient dependency on httpcore should specify tight version constraints
Date Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:03:25 GMT

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Gary Gregory commented on HTTPCLIENT-1737:
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Hi Sam,

{quote}
HttpClient 4.2 is so old that I see no point even fixing it.
{quote}

Agreed but I think [~sam.davis]'s point is that some Eclipse plugins would update from one
4.2.x version to the next but not to 4.3 or above. [~sam.davis]?

Gary

> Apache HttpClient dependency on httpcore should specify tight version constraints
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1737
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1737
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: HttpClient
>            Reporter: Sam Davis
>
> Using Apache Http Client and Core in OSGi environments can fail if multiple versions
are present, which is common (for example, Eclipse Mars includes Http versions 4.3.x, but
many popular Eclipse plugins may include 4.2.x). The problem is that the dependency from the
Http Client OSGi bundle to the Http Core OSGi bundle does not specify an upper bound, e.g.
Cient 4.2.6 depends on Core 4.2.5 *or later.* This can cause Client 4.2.5 to use Core 4.3
which completely breaks any plugin that specifies tight version constraints on Client 4.2.6
and Core 4.2.5. See https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=492042 for more details.
> When creating OSGi bundles, please specify exact version constraints in the manifest,
e.g. Import-Package: org.apache.http;version="[4.2.5,4.2.6)",



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