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Subject cvs commit: apache-2.0 Announcement
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2000 21:21:40 GMT
dirkx       00/03/13 13:21:39

  Modified:    .        Announcement
  Updated the announcement from 1.3.6 to the 2.0 Ryan actually sent
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.3       +37 -92    apache-2.0/Announcement
  Index: Announcement
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-2.0/Announcement,v
  retrieving revision 1.2
  retrieving revision 1.3
  diff -u -r1.2 -r1.3
  --- Announcement	2000/03/10 00:05:46	1.2
  +++ Announcement	2000/03/13 21:21:39	1.3
  @@ -1,95 +1,40 @@
  -Apache 1.3.6 Released
  -The Apache Software Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version
  -1.3.6 of the Apache HTTP server.
  +Apache 2.0alpha1 Released
  -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 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.
  -A complete listing with detailed descriptions is provided in the
  -src/CHANGES file.
  -We consider Apache 1.3.6 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 1.3.6 is available for download from
  -Please see the CHANGES_1.3 file in the same directory for a full
  -list of changes.
  -Binary distributions are available from
  -As of Apache 1.3.6 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
  -For an overview of new features in 1.3 please see
  -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 95/98 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
  -its variants.
  -IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WIN32 USERS: Over the years, many users have
  -come to trust Apache as a secure and stable server.  It must
  -be realized that the current Win32 code has not yet reached these
  -levels and should still be considered to be of beta quality.  Any
  -Win32 stability or security problems do not impact, in any way,
  -Apache on other platforms.  With the continued donation of time
  -and resources by individuals and companies, we hope that the Win32
  -version of Apache will grow stronger through the 1.3.x release cycle.
  +The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the first public
  +alpha release of Apache 2.0.  
  +Apache 2.0 offers numerous enhancements, improvements and performance
  +boosts over the 1.3 codebase. The most visible and noteworthy addition
  +is the ability to run Apache in a hybrid thread/process mode on any 
  +platform that supports both threads and processes.  This has shown to
  +improve the scalability of the Apache HTTPD server significantly in our
  +early testing, on some versions of Unix.  This release also greatly 
  +improves the performance and robustness of Apache on Windows Operating 
  +Systems.  Lastly we are proud to announce support for BeOS in this 
  +version of the server.
  +Apache 2.0a1 under UNIX has undergone some testing, there are
  +known issues in the current release, including at least one small memory 
  +leak.  This should be considered a ``developers version'' including only 
  +the source and no pre-compiled binaries. It is anticipated that a 
  +binary-release will be available for the first beta release.  If you do
  +not feel comfortable compiling code, the Apache Group strongly recommends
  +that you wait for a more stable beta release before you try this version. 
  +Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April
  +of 1996. The February 2000 WWW server site survey by Netcraft (see:
  + found that more web servers were
  +using Apache than any other software, and Apache hit an all time high of,
  +running on 58% of the Internet.
  +The Apache project has been organized in an attempt to answer some of
  +the concerns regarding active development of a public domain HTTP server
  +for UNIX. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and
  +extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the current
  +HTTP standards.
  +For more information, please check out

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