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Subject cvs commit: httpd-2.0 Announcement
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2000 15:02:07 GMT
rbb         00/12/20 07:02:07

  Modified:    .        Announcement
  Commit the Announcement for people to review before we go beta.
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.15      +52 -93    httpd-2.0/Announcement
  Index: Announcement
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-2.0/Announcement,v
  retrieving revision 1.14
  retrieving revision 1.15
  diff -u -r1.14 -r1.15
  --- Announcement	2000/12/12 21:35:11	1.14
  +++ Announcement	2000/12/20 15:02:06	1.15
  @@ -1,11 +1,9 @@
  -Apache 2.0alpha9 Released
  +Apache 2.0beta1 Released
  -The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the ninth public
  -alpha release of Apache 2.0.  This is scheduled to be the last alpha release,
  -although we will not release a beta until it is ready, so we may require 
  -another alpha.
  +After two long years of development he Apache Group is pleased to announce 
  +the release of the first public beta 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
  @@ -16,27 +14,12 @@
   we have also added support for filtered I/O.  This allows modules to modify
   the output of other modules before it is sent to the client.  This release also
   greatly improves the performance and robustness of Apache on the
  -Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.  Lastly we are proud to announce
  -support for BeOS in this version of the server.
  +Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.  This beta includes support for IPv6
  +on all platforms that support IPv6.
  -Included in this alpha is a pre-alpha version of mod_proxy.  Mod_proxy
  -is not at the same level as the rest of the server, and should be enabled
  -only by people who are very interested in working with the code.  Mod_proxy
  -has lost some functionality in this alpha, because of a code re-org, the
  -maintainers are working to get mod_proxy running again.
  -Apache 2.0a9 under UNIX has undergone some testing, but there are some
  -known issues in the current release (hey, it is an "alpha" for a
  -reason!). It is intended for developers and experienced Apache HTTPD
  -administrators to play around with and work on. It is not a production
  -release. If you do not feel comfortable compiling and working with
  -code, the Apache Group strongly recommends that you wait for a more
  -stable beta release before you try this version.
  -Apache 2.0a9 under Windows has undergone some testing as well.  There
  -are known issues in the current release with regards to Apache on windows
  -95 and 98.  We are working through those problems, and hope to have them
  -fixed for future releases of the 2.0 alpha.
  +This version of Apache is known to work on many versions of Unix, BeOS,
  +OS/2, and Windows.  Because of many of the advancements in Apache 2.0,
  +Apache performs equally on all supported platforms.
   There are new snapshots of the Apache httpd source available every 6
   hours from - please
  @@ -52,81 +35,57 @@
   For more information, please check out
  -Changes with Apache 2.0a9
  +Changes with Apache 2.0b1
  +  *) Apache is now IPv6-capable.  On systems where APR supports IPv6,
  +     Apache gets IPv6 listening sockets by default.  Additionally, the
  +     Listen, NameVirtualHost, and <VirtualHost> directives support IPv6
  +     numeric address strings (e.g., "Listen [fe80::1]:8080").
  +     [Jeff Trawick]
  -  *) Win32 now requires perl to complete the final install step for users
  -     to build + install on Win32. now rewrites @@ServerRoot@
  -     and installs the conf, htdocs and htdocs/manual directories.
  -     [William Rowe]
  -  *) Make mod_include use a hash table to associate directive tags with
  -     functions.  This allows modules to implement their own SSI tags easily.
  -     The idea is simple enough, a module can insert it's own tag and function
  -     combination into a hash table provided by mod_include.  While mod_include
  -     parses an SSI file, when it encounters a tag in the file, it does a
  -     hash lookup to find the function that implements that tag, and passes
  -     all of the relevant data to the function.  That function is then
  -     responsible for processing the tag and handing the remaining data back
  -     to mod_include for further processing.
  -     [Paul J. Reder <>]
  -  *) Get rid of ap_new_apr_connection().  ap_new_connection() now has
  -     fewer parameters: the local and remote socket addresses were removed            from
the parameter list because all required information is available
  -     via the APR socket.  [Jeff Trawick]
  -  *) Distribution directory structure reorganized to reflect a
  -     normal source distribution with external install targets.
  -     [Roy Fielding]
  -  *) The MPMs that need multiple segments of shared memory now create
  -     two apr_shmem_t variables, one for each shared memory allocation.
  -     the problem is that we can't determine how much memory will be required
  -     for shared memory allocations once we try to allocate more than one
  -     variable.  The MM code automatically aligns the shared memory allocations,
  -     so we end up needing to pad the amount of shared memory we want based
  -     on how many variables will be allocated out of the shared memory segment.
  -     It is just easier to create a second apr_shmem_t variable, and two
  -     shmem memory blocks.
  +  *) Modify the install directory layout.  Modules are now installed in
  +     modules/.  Shared libraries should be installed in libraries/, but
  +     we don't have any of those on Unix yet.  All install directories
  +     are modifyable at configure time. [Ryan Bloom]
  +  *) Install all header files in the same directory on Unix. [Ryan Bloom]
  +  *) Get the functions in server/linked into the server, regardless of
  +     which modules linked into the server.  This uses the same hack
  +     for Apache that we use for APR and apr-util to ensure all of the
  +     necessary functions are linked.  As a part of thise, the CHARSET_EBCDIC
  +     was renamed to AP_CHARSET_EBCDIC for namespace protection, and to make
  +     the scripts a bit easier.
        [Ryan Bloom]
  +  *) Rework the RFC1413 handling to make it thread-safe, use a timeout
  +     on the query, and remove IPv4 dependencies.  [Jeff Trawick]
  -  *) Cleanup the export list a bit.  This creates a single unified list of
  -     functions exported by APR.  The export list is generated at configure
  -     time, and that list is then used to generate the exports.c file.                Because
of the way the export list is generated, we only export those
  -     functions that are valid on the platform we are building on.
  +  *) Get all of the auth modules to the point that they will install and
  +     be loadable into the server.  Our new build/install mechanism expects
  +     that all modules will have a common name format.  The auth modules
  +     didn't use that format, so we didn't install them properly.
        [Ryan Bloom]
  -  *) Enable logging the cookie with mod_log_config
  -     [Sander van Zoest <>]
  +  *) API routines ap_pgethostbyname() and ap_pduphostent() are no longer
  +     available.  Use apr_getaddrinfo() instead.  [Jeff Trawick]
  -  *) Fix a segfault in mod_info when it reaches the end of the configuration.
  -     [Jeff Trawick]
  +  *) Get "NameVirtualHost *" working in 2.0.  [Ryan Bloom]
  -  *) Added lib/aputil/ as a placeholder for utility functions which are not
  -     specific to the Apache HTTP Server (but do not make sense with APR).
  -     The first utility is "apu_dbm": a set of functions to work with DBM
  -     files. This first version can be compiled for SDBM or GDBM databases.
  -     [Greg Stein]
  -  *) Complete re-write of mod_include.  This makes mod_include a filter that
  -     uses buckets directly.  This has now served the FAQ correctly.
  -     [Paul Reder <>]
  -  *) Allow modules to specify the first filter in a sub_request when                 making
the sub_request.  This keeps modules from having to change the
  -     output_filter immediately after creating the sub-request, and therefore
  -     skip the sub_req_output_filter.  [Ryan Bloom]
  -  *) Update ab to accept URLs with IPv6 literal address strings (in the
  -     format described in RFC 2732), and to build Host header fields in
  -     the same format.  This allows IPv6 literal address strings to be
  -     used with ab.  This support has been tested against Apache 1.3 with
  -     the KAME patch, but Apache 2.0 does not yet work with this format
  -     of the Host header field.  [Jeff Trawick]
  -  *) Accomodate an out-of-space condition in the piped logs and the
  -     rotatelogs.c code, and no longer churn log processes for this
  -     condition.  [Victor J. Orlikowski]
  +  *) Return HTTP_RANGE_NOT_SATISFIABLE if the every range requested starts
  +     after the end of the response. [Ryan Bloom]
  -  *) Add support for partial writes with apr_sendfile() to core_output_filter.
  -     [Greg Ames]
  +  *) Get byterange requests working with responses that do not have a
  +     content-length.  Because of the way byterange requests work, we have to
  +     have all of the data before we can actually do the byterange, so we
  +     can compute the content-length in the byterange filter.
  +     [Ryan Bloom]
  +  *) Get exe CGI's working again on Windows.
  +     [Allan Edwards]
  +  *) Get mod_cgid and mod_rewrite to work as DSOs by changing the way
  +     they keep track of whether or not their  post config hook has been
  +     called before.  Instead of a static variable (which is replaced when
  +     the DSO is loaded a second time), use userdata in the process pool.
  +     [Jeff Trawick]

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