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Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3 Announcement
Date Sun, 21 Mar 1999 04:15:28 GMT
lars        99/03/20 20:15:27

  Modified:    .        Announcement
  prepare 1.3.5 announcement
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.42      +62 -25    apache-1.3/Announcement
  Index: Announcement
  RCS file: /export/home/cvs/apache-1.3/Announcement,v
  retrieving revision 1.41
  retrieving revision 1.42
  diff -u -r1.41 -r1.42
  --- Announcement	1999/01/10 02:18:19	1.41
  +++ Announcement	1999/03/21 04:15:27	1.42
  @@ -1,39 +1,76 @@
  -Apache 1.3.4 Released
  +Apache 1.3.5 Released
   The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of version
  -1.3.4 of the Apache HTTP server.
  +1.3.5 of the Apache HTTP server.
  -This new Apache version incorporates over 90 significant improvements
  -to the server, including avoidance of some denial-of-service attacks,
  -support for 3rd-party WebDAV modules, a complete overhaul of content
  -negotiation, optional column sorting for fancy indexes, the ability to
  -set a DefaultLanguage, and many fixes to improve consistency, portability,
  -and squish bugs.  A complete listing is provided in the src/CHANGES file.
  -Of special note are the many changes to the Apache configuration process.
  -The default path layout generated by the "configure" script has been
  -changed to be more consistent with the traditional Apache layout, and
  -several new command-line options have been added to make compilation
  -easier.  Please see the README.configure and INSTALL files for complete
  -information.  In addition, we have moved all of the server configuration
  -directives to a single file (httpd.conf-dist), updated mime.types, and
  -improved the examples for first-time installers.  Finally, a few of the
  -rarely-used command-line options for httpd have been changed to be more
  -consistent with the help options of other programs.
  +This new Apache version incorporates over 60 significant improvements
  +to the server.  Apart from portability and security fixes, documentation
  +enhancements, performance improvements, and assorted other minor
  +features or fixes notable changes are:
  + - mod_log_config now supports conditional logging based upon
  +   environment variables and support for multiline entries.
  + - New CustomLog directive %V: This logs the hostname according to the
  +   UseCanonicalName setting (this is the pre-1.3.4 behaviour of %v).
  + - Enhanced mod_rewrite's mapfile handling: The in-core cache for text
  +   and DBM format mapfiles now uses a hash table with LRU functionality.
  +   Furthermore map lookups for non-existent keys are now cached as well.
  +   The changes drastically improve the performance when large rewrite
  +   maps are in use.
  + - Ability to handle DES or MD5 authentication passwords.
  + - New <LimitExcept> directive to allow the user to assign authentication
  +   control to any HTTP method that is *not* given in the argument list;
  +   i.e., the logical negation of the <Limit> directive.
  + - Improved content negotiation.
  + - New PassAllEnv directive; makes server's entire environment available
  +   to CGIs and SSIs executed within directive's scope.
  + - New ScriptInterpreterSource directive to enable searching the
  +   Win32 registry for script interpreters.
  + - The FAQ document was reorganised.
  + - Overhauled ApacheBench benchmark program.
  + - Several new API functions have been added.
  -We consider Apache 1.3.4 to be the best version of Apache available and
  +A complete listing with detailed descriptions is provided in the
  +src/CHANGES file.
  +We consider Apache 1.3.5 to be the best version of Apache available and
   we strongly recommend that users of older versions, especially of the
   1.1.x and 1.2.x family, upgrade as soon as possible.  No further releases
   will be made in the 1.2.x family.
  -Apache 1.3.4 is available for download from
  +Apache 1.3.5 is available for download from
   Please see the CHANGES_1.3 file in the same directory for a full
  -list of changes.  The distribution is also available via any of
  -the mirrors listed at
  +list of changes.
  +Binary distributions are available from
  +As of Apache 1.3.5 binary distributions contain all standard Apache
  +modules as shared objects (if supported by the platform) and include
  +full source code.  Installation is easily done by executing the
  +included install script.  See the README.bindist and INSTALL.bindist
  +files for a complete explanation.  Please note that the binary
  +distributions are only provided for your convenience and current
  +distributions for specific platforms are not always available.
  +The source and binary distributions are also available via any of the
  +mirrors listed at
  @@ -43,8 +80,8 @@
   In general, Apache 1.3 offers several substantial improvements
   over version 1.2, including better performance, reliability and a
  -wider range of supported platforms, including Windows 95 and NT
  -(which both fall under the "Win32" label).
  +wider range of supported platforms, including Windows 95/98 and NT
  +(which fall under the "Win32" label).
   Apache is the most popular web server in the known universe; over
   half of the servers on the Internet are running Apache or one of

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