In Equinox we have a two implementations of the HttpService.
1) org.eclipse.equinox.http - that has a home grown web container and therefore has to implement the complete servlet specification itself.
2) org.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty - that is uses a jetty implementation for the web container implementation.
The implementation that uses jetty is by far the most used HttpService implementation we have. For example, it is the one shipped with the eclipse SDK to serve up the help and is used in the server-side equinox project. The old org.eclipse.equinox.http is outdated and gets very little attention by the committers. As we consider moving to support servlet 3.0 and Jetty 8 we also need to consider what, if anything, should be done for the old stand-alone HttpService bundle org.eclipse.equinox.http.
For Juno I propose that the Equinox project stops building the old stand-alone HttpService implementation bundle org.eclipse.equinox.http. I would much prefer we focus on the implementation of the HttpService that uses Jetty and keep the implementation of the servlet container in the hands of the experts that know how to implement it (i.e. the jetty team).
Please voice any concerns to this mailing list or to the bug https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=362217