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Hi p2 team,
ECF has an enhancement request to create a filetransfer provider based
upon Apache httpclient4 (aka httpcomponents). See  and .
Thanks to the ECF contributors and committers, we have this provider
working, and we are now building it and testing it with the ECF
filetransfer test suite (we run this against all providers).
We would like to have p2/Eclipse eventually use this provider...or
course after thorough regression testing...as well as testing against
proxy configurations (e.g. NTLM2). We think that the httpclient4-based
provider will be a much better base to go forward from...at least
partially because the Apache httpclient4 codebase is under active
development and maintenance, while httpclient 3.1 is not any longer.
To do this transition, however, we will need some help and cooperation
from the p2 committers and/or community over this coming fall and
winter. Assuming this fits in with p2's plans...Ian, Pascal, or
others...please let me know how best to coordinate/accomplish this