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From c...@hyperreal.org
Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/misc FAQ-B.html
Date Sun, 30 Jan 2000 15:47:43 GMT
coar        00/01/30 07:47:43

  Modified:    htdocs/manual/misc FAQ-B.html
  Log:
  	This really *is* a FAQ..
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.3       +40 -1     apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/misc/FAQ-B.html
  
  Index: FAQ-B.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/misc/FAQ-B.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.2
  retrieving revision 1.3
  diff -u -r1.2 -r1.3
  --- FAQ-B.html	1999/08/19 21:52:01	1.2
  +++ FAQ-B.html	2000/01/30 15:47:42	1.3
  @@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
     <!--#include virtual="header.html" -->
     <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">Apache Server Frequently Asked Questions</H1>
     <P>
  -  $Revision: 1.2 $ ($Date: 1999/08/19 21:52:01 $)
  +  $Revision: 1.3 $ ($Date: 2000/01/30 15:47:42 $)
     </P>
     <P>
     The latest version of this FAQ is always available from the main
  @@ -91,6 +91,7 @@
      </LI>
      <LI><A HREF="#regex">What are "regular expressions"?</A>
      </LI>
  +   <li><a href="#binaries">Why isn't there a binary for my platform?</a></li>
     </OL>
    </LI>
   <!--#endif -->
  @@ -397,6 +398,44 @@
      </P>
     <HR>
    </LI>
  +
  + <li><a name="binaries">
  +      <b>Why isn't there a binary for my platform?</b></a>
  +   <p>
  +   The developers make sure that the software builds and works
  +   correctly on the platforms available to them; this does
  +   <i>not</i> necessarily mean that <i>your</i> platform
  +   is one of them.  In addition, the Apache HTTP server project
  +   is primarily source oriented, meaning that distributing
  +   valid and buildable source code is the purpose of a release,
  +   not making sure that there is a binary package for all of the
  +   supported platforms.
  +   </p>
  +   <p>
  +   If you don't see a kit for your platform listed in the
  +   binary distribution area
  +   (&lt;URL:<a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/binaries/"
  +            >http://www.apache.org/dist/binaries/</a>&gt;),
  +   it means either that the platform isn't available to any of
  +   the developers, or that they just haven't gotten around to
  +   preparing a binary for it.  As this is a voluntary project,
  +   they are under no obligation to do so.  Users are encouraged
  +   and expected to build the software themselves.
  +   </p>
  +   <p>
  +   The sole exception to these practices is the Windows package.
  +   Unlike most Unix and Unix-like platforms, Windows systems
  +   do not come with a bundled software development environment,
  +   so we <i>do</i> prepare binary kits for Windows when we make
  +   a release.  Again, however, it's a voluntary thing and only
  +   a limited number of the developers have the capability to build
  +   the InstallShield package, so the Windows release may lag
  +   somewhat behind the source release.  This lag should be
  +   no more than a few days at most.
  +   </p>
  +  <hr>
  + </li>
  +
   </OL>
   <!--#endif -->
   <!--#if expr="$STANDALONE" -->
  
  
  

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