Oleg: congrats on the big milestone! I know you have been working for a
long time on this. Thanks for your ongoing work on the project.


On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org> wrote:

> Folks
> I just committed a large chunk of code with the last big feature I had
> in mind for the HttpCore 5.0 release. The server side transports (both
> classic and async) now provide filter support that can be used to
> implement cross-cutting aspects for all incoming requests such the
> expect-continue handshake or user authentication and authorization.
> https://github.com/apache/httpcomponents-core/blob/master/httpcore5-tes
> ting/src/test/java/org/apache/hc/core5/testing/classic/ClassicAuthentic
> ationTest.java
> https://github.com/apache/httpcomponents-core/blob/master/httpcore5-tes
> ting/src/test/java/org/apache/hc/core5/testing/nio/Http1AuthenticationT
> est.java
> Now I would like to shift the focus of development efforts from adding
> new features and making disruptive API changes to code stabilization,
> API polish and test coverage improvement. I
> _IMPORTANT_: if you would like to make some big API changes: move code
> around, rename packages and classes, introduce new naming conventions,
> propose new features with a large API footprint _NOW_ would be a good
> time to do so.
> @Gary
> You wanted to discuss naming conventions some while ago, did not you?
> It is probably also the right time to discuss whether or not we should
> consider building a full featured HTTP server with statement management
> (server side cookies), authentication (server side auth schemes),
> pluggable user registries, and all those things that used to be out of
> project scope.
> I would like to cut another, likely last, ALPHA release soon and
> propose moving to the BETA phase.
> Oleg
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