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Subject cvs commit: apache-site/dist Announcement.html Announcement.txt
Date Thu, 19 Aug 1999 21:01:06 GMT
coar        99/08/19 14:00:49

  Modified:    dist     Announcement.html Announcement.txt
  Log:
  	Finish the 1.3.9 announcement text by including some of the
  	significant changes between 1.3.6 and 1.3.9
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.16      +40 -28    apache-site/dist/Announcement.html
  
  Index: Announcement.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-site/dist/Announcement.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.15
  retrieving revision 1.16
  diff -u -r1.15 -r1.16
  --- Announcement.html	1999/08/19 19:30:58	1.15
  +++ Announcement.html	1999/08/19 20:59:58	1.16
  @@ -17,34 +17,46 @@
   features or fixes notable changes are:
   
   <UL>
  -<LI>mod_log_config now supports conditional logging based upon
  -   environment variables and support for multiline entries.
  -
  -<LI>New CustomLog directive %V: This logs the hostname according to the
  -   UseCanonicalName setting (this is the pre-1.3.4 behaviour of %v).
  -
  -<LI>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.
  -
  -<LI>Ability to handle DES or MD5 authentication passwords.
  - 
  -<LI>New &lt;LimitExcept&gt; 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 &lt;Limit&gt; directive.
  - 
  -<LI>Improved content negotiation.
  - 
  -<LI>New ScriptInterpreterSource directive to enable searching the
  -   Win32 registry for script interpreters.
  - 
  -<LI>The FAQ document was reorganised.
  - 
  -<LI>Overhauled ApacheBench benchmark program.
  - 
  -<LI>Several new API functions have been added.
  + <li>A new experimental digest authentication module, compatible with
  +  the latest digest-auth standards, has been added to the base package.  
  + <li>The <code>expat</code> XML parser has been added to allow
  +  modules to deal with XML if necessary.
  + <li>The processing on Windows of basic authentication passwords in
  +  <code>mod_auth</code> password files has been fixed.  In addition,
  +  the SHA1 encoding algorithm has been added to those available and
  +  known to <code>htpasswd</code>, and passwords on Windows may be
  +  longer than the inadvertent 1.3.6 limit of 8 characters.
  + <li>Several problems with <code>mod_access</code> and CIDR addresses
have
  +  been fixed.
  + <li>Support has been added or enhanced for Tandem, TPF, and
  +  the Macintosh OS X platforms.
  + <li>Some processing of <code>Vary</code> response header fields has
been
  +  corrected.
  + <li>Restarts with <code>apache&nbsp;-k</code> on Windows are now
honoured
  +  immediately, instead of after the system's listen queue is drained.
  + <li><code>Expect: 100-continue</code> processing has been corrected.
  + <li>Script errors on Windows are now copied to the server's error log
  +  if the scripts fail; this is closer to the Unix behaviour.
  + <li>Mass-vhosting has been added (see the documentation for module
  +  <code>mod_vhost_alias</code>).
  + <li>The server no longer automatically checks for the existence of a valid
  +  <code>DocumentRoot</code> for all virtual hosts; this was imposing
  +  a significant startup penalty on systems with numerous vhosts.
  +  The default behaviour has changed to <i>not</i> performing this
  +  check, but it can be re-enabled by specifying the <code>-t</code>
  +  command line option for full configuration testing.
  + <li><code>apache -S</code> on Windows now exits properly after
  +  completing the configuration testing.
  + <li><code>SetEnvIf*</code> directives can now test the values of
  +  environment variables as well as request attributes.  In addition,
  +  the request protocol and level (<i>e.g.</i>, "<code>HTTP/1.1</code>")
  +  can now be tested.
  + <li>ReadmeName and HeaderName files (<code>mod_autoindex</code>) are
  +  now server-parsable and accessible with MultiViews.
  + <li><code>AddDescription</code> directives now behave as documented
  +  with regard to partial filename matches.
  + <li>The name of the cookie used by <code>mod_usertrack</code> is
  +  now customisable.
   </UL>
   
   <P>
  
  
  
  1.10      +49 -26    apache-site/dist/Announcement.txt
  
  Index: Announcement.txt
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-site/dist/Announcement.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.9
  retrieving revision 1.10
  diff -u -r1.9 -r1.10
  --- Announcement.txt	1999/08/19 19:30:59	1.9
  +++ Announcement.txt	1999/08/19 21:00:09	1.10
  @@ -9,34 +9,57 @@
   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.
  + - A new experimental digest authentication module, compatible with
  +   the latest digest-auth standards, has been added to the base package.  
   
  - - New CustomLog directive %V: This logs the hostname according to the
  -   UseCanonicalName setting (this is the pre-1.3.4 behaviour of %v).
  + - The expat XML parser has been added to allow modules to deal with
  +   XML if necessary.
   
  - - 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 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.
  + - The processing on Windows of basic authentication passwords in
  +   mod_auth password files has been fixed.  In addition, the SHA1
  +   encoding algorithm has been added to those available and
  +   known to htpasswd, and passwords on Windows may be longer than
  +   the inadvertent 1.3.6 limit of 8 characters.
  +
  + - Several problems with mod_access and CIDR addresses have been fixed.
  +
  + - Support has been added or enhanced for Tandem, TPF, and
  +   the Macintosh OS X platforms.
  +
  + - Some processing of Vary response header fields has been corrected.
  +
  + - Restarts with "apache -k" on Windows are now honoured immediately,
  +   instead of after the system's listen queue is drained.
  +
  + - "Expect: 100-continue" processing has been corrected.
  +
  + - Script errors on Windows are now copied to the server's error log
  +   if the scripts fail; this is closer to the Unix behaviour.
  +
  + - Mass-vhosting has been added (see the documentation for module
  +   mod_vhost_alias).
  +
  + - The server no longer automatically checks for the existence of a
  +   valid DocumentRoot for all virtual hosts; this was imposing a
  +   significant startup penalty on systems with numerous vhosts.
  +   The default behaviour has changed to *not* performing this
  +   check, but it can be re-enabled by specifying the "-t" command
  +   line option for full configuration testing.
  +
  + - "apache -S" on Windows now exits properly after completing the
  +   configuration testing.
  +
  + - SetEnvIf* directives can now test the values of environment
  +   variables as well as request attributes.  In addition,
  +   the request protocol and level (e.g., "HTTP/1.1") can now be tested.
  +
  + - ReadmeName and HeaderName files (mod_autoindex) are now
  +   server-parsable and accessible with MultiViews.
  +
  + - AddDescription directives now behave as documented with regard
  +   to partial filename matches.
  +
  + - The name of the cookie used by mod_usertrack is now customisable.
   
   A complete listing with detailed descriptions is provided in the
   src/CHANGES file.
  
  
  

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