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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HTTP 2 and Apache HTTP client
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2015 09:41:11 GMT
On Thu, 2015-01-08 at 23:15 -0700, Shawn Heisey wrote:
> On 1/8/2015 5:28 PM, Stefan Magnus Landrø wrote:
> > Maybe consider jetty instead? 
> > 
> > https://github.com/eclipse/jetty.project/blob/jetty-http2/jetty-http2/http2-client/src/test/java/org/eclipse/jetty/http2/client/Client.java
> 
> For an Apache project like Solr (which uses HttpClient and is my primary
> reason for being here), I see two problems with that idea:
> 
> One problem is the "eating your own dog food" argument -- if software
> from an Apache project fits all of the requirements and has no
> significant disadvantages compared to a competitor, we should choose to
> use the software from Apache.  Both projects are likely to benefit.
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_your_own_dog_food
> 
> The other problem is that switching to a completely different http
> client would likely involve significant development time, both for the
> switch itself and for fixing the inevitable bugs that are a direct result.
> 
> Seeing that competing projects are already focusing effort on HTTP/2 is
> even more reason to accelerate HttpClient towards HTTP/2.
> 
> Even Oracle has fairly concrete plans for a new client in Java itself:
> 
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8042950
> 
> Thanks,
> Shawn
> 

Shawn,

I can work on HC in my spare time only. Even if I quit my day job and
divorce my wife I am not sure HTTP/2.0 in HC by the end of February is
realistic. The best case scenario would be having BETA quality support
for HTTP/2.0 by the end of year.

Oleg



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