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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@apache.org>
Subject [Announce] APR 1.2.6
Date Sat, 25 Mar 2006 07:59:01 GMT
                 Apache Portable Runtime 1.2.6 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache Portable Runtime
   Project are proud to announce the General Availability of
   version 1.2.6 of the Apache Portable Runtime, APR.

   APR is available for download from:

      http://apr.apache.org/download.cgi

   This version of APR is principally a bug fix release.

   The mission of the Apache Portable Runtime Project is to create
   and maintain software libraries that provide a predictable and
   consistent interface to underlying platform-specific
   implementations. The primary goal is to provide an API to
   which software developers may code and be assured of predictable
   if not identical behavior regardless of the platform on which
   their software is built, relieving them of the need to code
   special-case conditions to work around or take advantage of
   platform-specific deficiencies or features.

   APR and its companion libraries are implemented entirely in C
   and provide a common programming interface across a wide variety
   of operating system platforms without sacrificing performance.
   Currently supported platforms include:

      * UNIX
      * Windows
      * Netware
      * Mac OS X
      * OS/2
      * BeOS

   To give a brief overview, the primary core subsystems of APR 1.2
   include the following:

      * Atomic operations
      * Dynamic Shared Object loading
      * File I/O
      * Locks (mutexes, condition variables, etc)
      * Memory management (high performance allocators)
      * Memory-mapped files
      * Multicast Sockets
      * Network I/O
      * Shared memory
      * Thread and Process management
      * Various data structures (tables, hashes, priority queues, etc)

   For a more complete list, please refer to the following URLs:

      http://apr.apache.org/docs/apr/modules.html
      http://apr.apache.org/docs/apr-util/modules.html

   Users of APR 0.9 should be aware that migrating to the APR 1.x
   programming interfaces may require some adjustments; APR 1.x is
   not binary compatible with earlier APR 0.9 releases.  Users of
   APR 1.x can expect consistent interfaces and binary compatibility
   through the entire APR 1.x release cycle, as defined in our
   versioning rules:

       http://apr.apache.org/versioning.html

   APR is already used extensively by the Apache HTTP Server
   version 2.0 and the Subversion revision control system, to
   name but a few.  We list all known projects using APR at
   http://apr.apache.org/projects.html -- so please let us know
   if you find our libraries useful in your own projects!

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