net-http-persistent version 2.4.1 has been released!

* http://docs.seattlerb.org/net-http-persistent
* https://github.com/drbrain/net-http-persistent

Manages persistent connections using Net::HTTP plus a speed fix for Ruby 1.8.
It's thread-safe too!

Using persistent HTTP connections can dramatically increase the speed of HTTP.
Creating a new HTTP connection for every request involves an extra TCP
round-trip and causes TCP congestion avoidance negotiation to start over.

Net::HTTP supports persistent connections with some API methods but does not
handle reconnection gracefully.  Net::HTTP::Persistent supports reconnection
and retry according to RFC 2616.

=== 2.4.1 / 2012-02-03

* Bug fixes
 * When FakeWeb or WebMock are loaded SSL sessions will not be reused to
   prevent breakage of testing frameworks.  Issue #13 by Matt Brictson, pull
   request #14 by Zachary Scott
 * SSL connections are reset when the SSL parameters change.
   Mechanize issue #194 by dsisnero
 * Last-use times are now cleaned up in #shutdown.