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From r..@hyperreal.org
Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3 Announcement
Date Wed, 15 Apr 1998 06:16:58 GMT
rse         98/04/14 23:16:57

  Modified:    .        Announcement
  Log:
  Ok, we now have to edit the Announcement in the CVS or we never get finished.
  This is my second cut of the Announcement:
  
  - based on my first version
  
  - merged in text changes of Jim's version
    but keep the "+/-" style because I really think it's
    better and more quickly to read then appended asterisks
  
  - replaced relative filenames with real URLs to make the
    users even more happy, but trimmed the URLs to fit into 80 cols
    via taz's Multiview.
    (BTW: We additionally could apply a
          s:dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual:docs:g
          Comments or votes?)
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.13      +84 -60    apache-1.3/Announcement
  
  Index: Announcement
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /export/home/cvs/apache-1.3/Announcement,v
  retrieving revision 1.12
  retrieving revision 1.13
  diff -u -r1.12 -r1.13
  --- Announcement	1998/04/11 20:18:24	1.12
  +++ Announcement	1998/04/15 06:16:56	1.13
  @@ -1,62 +1,86 @@
  -Apache 1.3beta6 Released
  -------------------------
   
  -The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the 1.3b6 version
  -of Apache, the latest beta release of the Apache web server.
  + Apache 1.3 Beta 6 Released
  + ==========================
   
  -Apache 1.3 offers numerous enhancements, improvements and performance
  -boosts over the 1.2 code base. The most visible and noteworthy addition
  -is the ability to run Apache under Windows 95 and NT (known as the
  -``Win32'' port). 
  -
  -Apache 1.3b6 under both Win32 and UNIX has undergone extensive testing, and is
  -much improved over the previous 1.3b5 release.  We feel confident that the
  -Win32 port is ready for a wider audience, and with that in mind, we are
  -providing pre-compiled executables for the Win32 platform, as well as a true
  -Win32 environment Installer (InstallShield). This is, however, still a beta
  -release and there are known issues that will be fixed before the final 1.3
  -release. The UNIX side is already stable now.
  -
  -As a premiere, this version of Apache comes with the new Apache Autoconf-style
  -Interface (APACI) for out-of-the-box building and installing the complete
  -Apache package. Actually APACI provides the commonly known and expected
  -"configure" interface to the old Apache source configuration scripts. It is
  -able to batch-control any existing Apache configuration options (usually
  -specified manually in src/Configuration) and provides some additional features
  -like on-the-fly adding third-party modules to the build process or configuring
  -and installing the suEXEC mechanism.
  -
  -Additionally this Apache version the first time provides greatly improved
  -support for loading Apache modules through dynamic shared object (DSO) files
  -under runtime through the improved mod_so. Apache currently supports this
  -feature under Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, SunOS, IRIX, OSF1 and UnixWare.
  -Actually all distributed Apache modules now can be build and installed as
  -shared objects by individually enabling DSO for them via APACI's
  ---enable-shared option. For building third-party modules outside the Apache
  -source tree a new support tool named `apxs' is provided which hides the
  -platform-dependend DSO-build mechanism and automates the installation and
  -activation of those DSO files.
  -
  -Finally, this version of Apache attempts to protect against namespace
  -collisions by prefacing ``external'' functions, including API functions,
  -with the ap_ prefix. If you have or use an external module, the module
  -will need to be updated and/or recompiled in order to use the new
  -function names.
  -
  -Please be sure to read the CHANGES file and the "New Features with Apache
  -1.3" document (at http://www.apache.org/docs/new_features_1_3.html).
  -This is particularly important if you are using non-IP based virtual hosts.
  -
  -Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April
  -of 1996. The September 1997 WWW server site survey by Netcraft (see:
  -http://www.netcraft.co.uk/Survey/) found that more web servers were
  -using Apache than any other software. Apache and its derivatives are run
  -on over 50% of all web domains on the Internet.
  -
  -The Apache project has been organized in an attempt to answer some of
  -the concerns regarding active development of a public domain HTTP server
  -for UNIX. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and
  -extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the current
  -HTTP standards.
  -
  -For more information, please check out http://www.apache.org/
  + The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the 1.3b6 version
  + of Apache, the latest beta release of the Apache HTTP server. 1.3b6 is
  + a release candidate for Apache 1.3.0; This version is stable under UNIX
  + but remains beta-level under Win32. No new features are expected between
  + 1.3b6 and 1.3.0, so please give this version a good thrashing in order
  + to provide as much feedback as possible to the Apache Group before the
  + release of 1.3.0.
  +
  + Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April of
  + 1996. The Web Server Survey by Netcraft (http://www.netcraft.co.uk/Survey/)
  + found that more web servers were using Apache than any other software. Apache
  + and its derivatives are run on over 50% of all web domains on the Internet.
  +
  + The Apache project has been organized in an attempt to answer some of the
  + concerns regarding active development of a public domain HTTP server for
  + Unix. The goal of this project is to provide an open-source, secure,
  + efficient and extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the
  + current HTTP standards. For more information about the Apache project check
  + out http://www.apache.org/.
  +
  + To grab the latest Apache distribution, check out
  +     http://www.apache.org/dist/
  + and the huge list of available "International Mirror Sites" at
  +     http://www.apache.org/mirrors/
  +
  + For a detailed list of changes please read the CHANGES file in the
  + distribution and the "New Features with Apache 1.3" document at
  + http://www.apache.org/docs/new_features_1_3.html.  For your convenience here
  + is a short summary of all major changes between Apache 1.2 and 1.3 (changes
  + which are new with version 1.3b6 are tagged '+'):
  +
  +   - Ported to Windows 95/NT
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/windows
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/README.NT
  +   - Ported to BS2000/OSD, a mainframe OS with EBCDIC charset 
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/src/README.EBCDIC
  +   + Apache Autoconf-style Interface (APACI) for out-of-the-box installation
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/README.configure
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/INSTALL
  +   + Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) support for all major Unix platforms 
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/src/README.DSO
  +   + APache eXtenSion (APXS) tool for building third-party modules as DSO
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/src/README.DSO
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/src/support/
  +   + Additional support tools: apachectl, ab (ApacheBench), dbmmanage
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/src/support/
  +   + Enhanced configuration support: Include and Line-Continuation
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/new_features_1.3
  +   - New `Magic' MIME-typing module for content type guessing 
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_mime_magic
  +   - Regular Expression support for Alias and Redirect directives
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_alias
  +   + Overhauled and enhanced URL Rewriting Engine
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_rewrite
  +   - Spell-checking module for on-the-fly URL corrections
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_speling
  +   - Additional access control via CIDR and Netmasks
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_access
  +   - Improved HTTP/1.1-style Virtual Host support
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/vhost/index
  +   - Less Buffering of CGI Script Output (makes nph- obsolete)
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/new_features_1.3
  +   + Various Proxy Enhancements (NoProxy, ProxyDomain, ProxyPassReverse)
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_proxy
  +   - Various internal performance improvements
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/new_features_1.3
  +   - Various fixes to the hostname DNS lookup handling
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/mod/core#hostnamelookups
  +   - Various Directory Indexing enhancements
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_autoindex
  +   - Various Logging enhancements (Reliable Piped Logs, Named Log Formats)
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/core
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_log_custom
  +   - Unique Identifiers
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_unique_id
  +   - Source tree reorganization
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/sourcereorg
  +   + Big Symbol Renaming to avoid symbol clashes with third-party code
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/sourcereorg
  +   - API Additions
  +       http://www.apache.org/dist/apache-1.3b6/htdocs/manual/new_features_1.3
  +  
  
  
  

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