httpd-cvs mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From wr...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r413979 - /httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/README.html
Date Tue, 13 Jun 2006 20:19:29 GMT
Author: wrowe
Date: Tue Jun 13 13:19:28 2006
New Revision: 413979

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=413979&view=rev
Log:

  Scrunch out 1.3, scrunch out most mention of symbols here,
  and even scrunch individual instructions down to a paragraph.

Modified:
    httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/README.html

Modified: httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/README.html
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/README.html?rev=413979&r1=413978&r2=413979&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/README.html (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/README.html Tue Jun 13 13:19:28 2006
@@ -24,26 +24,27 @@
 
 <h3>If you are installing Apache on Windows 98 or ME, <strong>stop</strong></h3>
 
-<p>Support is less that thorough; however, the Apache HTTP Project has not
+<p>Support is less than robust; however, the Apache HTTP Project has not
    deliberately defeated your efforts.  You really aught to upgrade or 
    install a free <strong>and</strong> supported operating system, as none
    of the developers even have these versions installed anywhere, anymore.
-   Bugs specific to the Windows 9x family will rarely be addressed.</p>
+   Bugs specific to the Windows 9x family will rarely be addressed.
+   That said, it should work.</p>
 
-<p>That said, it should work, but upgrade to at least Internet Explorer 6,
-   Service Pack 1.  You don't have to use it, but it just happens to include 
-   updates and bug fixes you need, including the wldap32.dll that Apache 2.2 
-   <strong>requires</strong> to even start.  Alternately, you can refer to
+<p>First upgrade to at least Internet Explorer 6, Service Pack 1.
+   You don't have to use it, but it just happens to include updates and 
+   bug fixes you must install, including the wldap32.dll that Apache 2.2 
+   <strong>requires</strong> to start.  Alternately, you can refer to
    <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;288358"
    >KB article 288358</a>, along with the troublesome-to-obtain update from
    <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323455"
    >KB article 323455</a>.  If you already have wldap32.dll in your 
-   Windows\System32 directory with version 5.0.2168.1, you are fine.</p>
-
-<p>If you are installing on Windows 98, <a href="#msi">obtain the MSI 
+   Windows\System32 directory with version 5.0.2168.1, you are fine.
+   If you are installing on Windows 98, <a href="#msi">obtain the MSI 
    installer</a> if you have not done so before (Windows ME users are
    in the clear, it was installed with the operating system).</p>
 
+
 <h3>If you are installing Apache on Windows NT 4.0, <strong>stop</strong></h3>
 
 <p>Install the Windows NT Service Pack 6a or later.  Then, note the comments
@@ -52,10 +53,8 @@
    <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/Other/adclient.asp"
    >http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/Other/adclient.asp</a>.
    Again, we are looking for wldap32.dll in your Windows\System32 directory
-   with version 5.0.2168.1, or later.</p>
-
-<p>Also, be sure you <a href="#msi">obtain the MSI installer</a> if you
have 
-    not done so before.</p>
+   with version 5.0.2168.1, or later.  Also, be sure you <a href="#msi">obtain 
+   the MSI installer</a> if you have not done so before.</p>
 
 <h3>If you are installing Apache on Windows XP with no Service Pack applied, 
     <strong>stop</strong></h3>
@@ -154,12 +153,12 @@
    correct the embedded version number and provide us a .pdb diagnostic file.
    We have proposed this patch back to the project for its consideration.</p>
 
-<p>There is a corresponding -win32-x86-symbols.zip archive of the 
-   <a href="#symbols">binary diagnostic symbol files</a> which are not 
-   required for the typical user.  This -win32-x86-symbols.zip archive
-   can be unpacked into the Apache2.2 installation directory, providing 
+<p>You can find a corresponding -win32-x86-symbols.zip archive of the
+   debugging databases in the <a href="symbols/#symbols">symbols/</a>
+   directory, these are not frequently needed.  This -win32-x86-symbols.zip
+   archive can be unpacked into the Apache2.2 installation directory, providing 
    all of the .pdb diagnostic files to allow most Win32 debugging tools
-   and the Dr. Watson utility to produce useful crash analysis.</p>
+   (and the Dr. Watson utility) to produce useful crash analysis.</p>
 
 <p>You will find the source package at
    <a href="../../httpd-2.2.2-win32-src.zip"
@@ -174,45 +173,12 @@
    strongly encourages all users to migrate from Apache 2.0 to Apache 2.2, 
    as only critical bug fixes are being added to Apache 2.0.</p> 
 
-<p>The -win32-x86-no_ssl.msi package does not include any encryption software
-   OpenSSL, mod_ssl, nor an https: enabled abs utility.</p>
-
-<p>At this time, the process to follow for export notification has not been
-   finalized.  Until that time, the -win32-x86-ssl.msi with mod_ssl support
-   based on OpenSSL is not available.  Please do not inquire of the httpd
-   project, this issue is not in our hands to address for you.</p>
-
-<p>If you want to build OpenSSL 0.9.7i it is available in source code form
-   at <a href="http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.7i.tar.gz"
-   >http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.7i.tar.gz</a>.  Due to quirks
-   in the build, and the need to create .pdb diagnostic files, we offer 
-   <a href="patches_applied/openssl-0.9.7i-vc32-2005.patch">this patch</a>,
-   patches_applied/openssl-0.9.7i-vc32-2005.patch to modify that build, and
-   have proposed this patch back to the project for its consideration.</p>
-
 <p>You will find the source package at
    <a href="../../httpd-2.0.58-win32-src.zip"
      >/dist/httpd/httpd-2.0.58-win32-src.zip</a>.  That -win32-src.zip file
    contains <strong>only</strong> source and build files, and contains 
    <strong>no</strong> binary executable files.</p>
 
-<h3>The 1.3 historical stable release is Apache 1.3.35</h3>
-
-<p>For those users who depend on modules which have not been ported to
-   Apache 2.0, the legacy version binaries including the Apache source
-   code files in CR/LF flavor is available in a -src.msi package.  Apache 1.3
-   was never originally designed to be run on Microsoft Windows, but
-   support for this platform was hacked in, providing an Apache Windows
-   solution but resulting in a server which is sub-optimal in performance, 
-   compatibility and stability.  The Apache HTTP Project strongly encourages
-   all Win32 users to migrate from Apache 1.3 to Apache 2.2, which was designed
-   from the ground up to run on any modern operating system, including
-   Microsoft Windows.</p> 
-
-<p>The -no_src version DOES NOT bundle the source code.  There is no other 
-   difference, and if you do not know the C language, or have no C compiler 
-   installed, this version is faster to download.</p>
-
 <h3><a name="archive">Older Releases</a></h3>
 
 <p><strong>Looking for an older version?</strong>  Please, don't.  There

@@ -229,19 +195,17 @@
 
 <h2><a name="msi">About MSI Distribution Packages</a></h2>
 
-<p>The Apache HTTP Project is working to minimize your download times.  The 
-   Apache HTTP Server is distributed as an MSI package.  All Windows ME, 2000 
-   and XP users have integrated MSI support as part of their Windows OS.  
-   Users of Windows NT 4.0, 95 and 98 must download the MSI installer, if it 
-   was not already installed by another product's installation.</p>
-
-<p>If you are unsure if the Windows Installer is present, or the required
-   version 1.10.1029.1 or later, then run the MSIEXEC command from the 
-   Start -> Run dialog to determine if the Windows Installer is on your
+<p>Apache HTTP Server is distributed as an MSI package.  All Windows ME, 2000, 
+   2003 and XP users have integrated MSI support as part of their Windows OS.  
+   Users of Windows NT 4.0, 95 and 98 must download the MSI installer once,
+   if it was not already installed by another product's installation.</p>
+
+<p>If you are unsure if the Windows Installer is present, or meets the required
+   version 1.10.1029.1 or later, then run the command "msiexec" from the 
+   Start -> Run dialog box to determine if the Windows Installer is on your
    machine.  It will report "Incorrect command line parameters", and also
-   report its version number.  Apache's .msi packages require Windows Installer 
-   V 1.10.1029.1 or later, which you can install or upgrade with the following
-   Microsoft downloads:</p>
+   report its version number.  You can obtain the Windows Installer v1.10
+   from following Microsoft locations:</p>
 
 <ul>
  <li><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=17344"
@@ -257,44 +221,4 @@
    number of users have encountered problems running the Win32 installer,
    we have provided the <a href="TROUBLESHOOTING.html">TROUBLESHOOTING</a>
    page to help you diagnose and fix most installation problems.</p>
-
-<h2><a name="symbols">Binary Diagnostic Symbol Downloads</a></h2>
-
-<p>We now distribute a -win32-x86-symbols.zip file containing the precise 
-   debugging symbols corresponding to each released binary distribution.  
-   For the typical user, there is no need to download these archives.</p>
-
-<p>In order to use these -symbol.zip archives, they must be unzipped (with the
-   appropriate -dir or 'create directories' flag) into the installed Apache
-   directory, or the debugging tool such as windbg must be configured to search
-   the directory where these .pdb files are extracted to.</p>
-
-<p>These -symbols.zip packages contain the .pdb diagnostic symbol files (which
-   correpsond to the distributed binary release) and can be used by nearly all
-   modern Win32 debugging tools, including the freely available WinDbg utility. 
-   They are most useful for the core developers to review crash dumps generated 
-   by Dr. Watson if Apache experiences a General Protection Fault.  They also 
-   provide additional backtrace details in Dr. Watson crash log files, if they
-   are installed into the Apache directory which is experiencing General
-   Protection Fault or other crash issues.</p>
-
-<p>It is important to note that the .zip must correspond to the distribution
-   you are diagnosing, and you must have the correpsonding source tree to 
-   perform any diagostics at the source level.  A fully built source tree is 
-   required for all of the 'intermediate' .c and .h source files created during
-   the build process (see the 
-   <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/win_compiling.html"
-   >Apache 1.3</a>,
-   <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/platform/win_compiling.html"
-   >Apache 2.0</a> or 
-   <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/platform/win_compiling.html"
-   >Apache 2.2</a> compiling instructions).  In order to diagnose bugs, obtain
-   the sources and symbols archive corresponding to older releases from our 
-   historical 
-   <a href="http://archive.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/">archive</a>

-   of releases.</p>
-
-<p>If you don't understand a word of this, trust that you do not need these 
-   files to install or run Apache, the .msi runtime is the only file you need
-   to install.</p>
 



Mime
View raw message