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Latest revision as of 16:19, 7 January 2019

Deprecate Apache Jakarta Commons HttpClient

Summary

Mark Apache Jakarta Commons HttpClient software packages as deprecated.

Owner

Current status

Detailed Description

Apache Jakarta Commons HttpClient is obsolete. Upstream project is end of life, and is no longer being developed. It has been replaced by the Apache HttpComponents project in its HttpClient and HttpCore modules, which offer better performance and more flexibility [1].

Apache Jakarta Commons HttpClient software packages are intended to be eventually removed from Fedora, but are kept in Fedora for some additional, indeterminate time for various reasons including maintaining backwards compatibility. In order to prevent new packages from depending on these packages, they are marked as deprecated.

As of time of submission of this change proposal, 29 Fedora components still Require or BuildRequire Apache Jakarta Commons HttpClient packages, therefore immediate retirement of these packages is not feasible at this point.

Benefit to Fedora

Packages of obsolete Apache Jakarta Commons HttpClient software will be clearly and explicitly marked as deprecated. Other packages in Fedora will not be able to add dependencies on deprecated packages (that includes Requires, BuildRequires, Recommends, Suggests, etc.). This applies both for updates of existing packages and new packages added to Fedora. This in turn will make it easier to gradually remove dependencies on deprecated packages and finally remove deprecated Apache Jakarta Commons HttpClient software from Fedora.

Scope

  • Proposal owners: add special virtual provides deprecated() to all packages built from jakarta-commons-httpclient source component.
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

No change in user experience. Technically, nothing changes; deprecated packages work and behave as before.

Dependencies

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes