I’m going to take a moment to thank some folks for some outstanding contributions. For those that weren’t aware, for over a year, ECF has contributed it’s filetransfer API and implementations to P2 and the Platform, to use for http/https/ftp/file downloading during installs/updates.
Over the past year we’ve improved file transfer quite a lot…by using Apache Httpclient 3.1 instead of the JRE URLConnection, by improving cancellation handling, by adding a better/more general exception/error reporting mechanism, adding more/better test cases, and a lot of other small/large fixes/changes.
A lot of this work has been done not by ECF committers, but rather contributors…and in my view (and Doug S’s) this is a good thing.
Thanks Henrich Kraemer (and his employer IBM) for your terrific contributions. It’s much appreciated by me…and I’m sure by everyone.
In the future, I hope to be able to do more than thank contributors like these, who add so much, but for the moment this will have to do.