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From field...@hyperreal.org
Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3 README.NT
Date Sun, 20 Sep 1998 06:22:46 GMT
fielding    98/09/19 23:22:46

  Modified:    .        README.NT
  Log:
  Clean up some of the information and merge the warning from WARNING-NT.TXT.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.12      +33 -21    apache-1.3/README.NT
  
  Index: README.NT
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-1.3/README.NT,v
  retrieving revision 1.11
  retrieving revision 1.12
  diff -u -r1.11 -r1.12
  --- README.NT	1998/05/30 12:57:48	1.11
  +++ README.NT	1998/09/20 06:22:46	1.12
  @@ -1,61 +1,73 @@
  -                              Apache for Windows
  -                             Version 1.3 (and up)
  +                            Apache for Windows
  +                           Version 1.3 (and up)
   
   What is it?
   -----------
   
   Apache is an HTTP server, originally designed for Unix systems. This
  -is the first release of Apache for Windows systems.  Like the Unix
  -version, it includes many frequently requested new features, and has
  -an API which allows it to be extended to meet users' needs more
  -easily. It also allows ISAPI extensions.
  +is the first major release of Apache for Windows systems, including
  +Microsoft Windows NT, 98, and 95.  Like the Unix version, it includes
  +many frequently requested new features, and has an API that allows it
  +to be extended to meet users' needs more easily. It also allows ISAPI
  +extensions.
   
   Documentation
   -------------
   
   The documentation available as of the date of this release is also
  -included, in HTML format, in the htdocs/manual/ directory. For the
  -most up-to-date documentation, visit us on the WWW, at
  -http://www.apache.org/. For Windows specific information, see
  -http://www.apache.org/docs/windows.html.
  +included, in HTML format, in the <./htdocs/manual/> directory.
  +For the most up-to-date documentation, visit us on the WWW at
  +<http://www.apache.org/>. For Windows specific information, see
  +<http://www.apache.org/docs/windows.html>.
   
   WARNING
   -------
   
  -Apache on NT has not yet been optimized for performance.  Apache still
  +Apache on Win32 has not yet been optimized for performance.  Apache still
   performs best, and is most reliable on Unix platforms.  Over time we
  -will improve NT performance. Folks doing comparative reviews of
  -webserver performance are asked to compare against Apache on a Unix
  +will improve performance for Windows NT. Folks doing comparative reviews
  +of webserver performance are asked to compare against Apache on a Unix
   platform such as Solaris, FreeBSD, or Linux.
   
  +Apache on Win32 should still be considered beta quality code.  It does not
  +meet the normal standards of stability and security that Unix releases do.
  +There is also a much greater chance of security holes being present in the
  +Win32 version of Apache, due to the frequent discrepancies between the public
  +documentation for the various Windows system calls and file system types
  +and the reality of what is included in Windows system software.
  +
   Installation or Compilation Instructions
   ----------------------------------------
   
  -See the file http://www.apache.org/docs/windows.html for details of
  +See the website <http://www.apache.org/docs/windows.html> for details of
   how to install Apache from a binary release or how to compile Apache
  -from scratch. (This file is also available as
  -htdocs/manual/windows.html in either a source or binary distribution).
  +from scratch. This file is also included in the distribution as
  +<./htdocs/manual/windows.html>.
   
   Known Problems
   --------------
   
  +To get information about the current set of known problems, see our
  +online bug reporting database at <http://www.apache.org/bug_report.html>.
  +In particular, search for problem reports under the category "os-windows".
  +
  +This is a rough list of what we know has not been implemented on Win32.
  +
   - The User directive is not supported. If you run apache as a service,
     you can change the user it runs as by going to 
     Control Panel->Services->Startup
   
   - suexec doesn't work
   
  -- RFC 1413 not yet ported
  +- RFC 1413 (IdentityCheck) is not yet ported
   
   - If you have a very busy server, when a server child process exits,
     any connections made to that child process that have not yet been
     accepted by it are aborted.
  -
  -- Problem with very long running cgi scripts (their output is garbled?)
   
  -- regex does not generate *.ih headers.
  +- The regex library build does not generate *.ih headers.
   
  -- Multithreadng is not properly abstracted
  +- Multithreading is not properly abstracted
   
   - htpasswd passwords are stored in plain text because Windows lacks a
     crypt() function
  
  
  

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