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Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3 Announcement
Date Thu, 19 Aug 1999 21:13:46 GMT
coar        99/08/19 14:13:35

  Modified:    .        Announcement
  	Update the announcement.
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.45      +58 -34    apache-1.3/Announcement
  Index: Announcement
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-1.3/Announcement,v
  retrieving revision 1.44
  retrieving revision 1.45
  diff -u -r1.44 -r1.45
  --- Announcement	1999/08/19 18:15:00	1.44
  +++ Announcement	1999/08/19 21:13:07	1.45
  @@ -4,41 +4,63 @@
   The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of version
   1.3.9 of the Apache HTTP server.
  -This new Apache version incorporates over 130 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 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.
  +This new Apache version incorporates over 130 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:
  + - A new experimental digest authentication module, compatible with
  +   the latest digest-auth standards, has been added to the base package.  
  + - The expat XML parser has been added to allow modules to deal with
  +   XML if necessary.
  + - 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.
  @@ -94,3 +116,5 @@
   and resources by individuals and companies, we hope that the Win32
   version of Apache will grow stronger through the 1.3.x release cycle.
  +Thank you for using Apache.

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