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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: fairy nuff (Binaries)
Date Thu, 30 Nov 1995 18:33:25 GMT
> > Ok.
> > What's the problem that is holding us up?
> > The system binaries are a complete shambles. We should give up on them:
> No, but I agree with you that they needn't hold up the release of the
> source.

I agree as well. It should not take long to roll a set of bins IF
we know what goes in them.

> Binaries are needed. I've had direct requests for binaries. People do
> want them. Some bozo at HP was threatening to bad mouth Apache
> in his "small company" because he couldn't compile it and there wasn't
> a binary available for him to pick up. I shut that clown up, but if
> someone from HP can't use their own compiler, or find local help to
> compile the thing, you can imagine the trouble other bozos^H^H^H^H^Husers
> will face.

It's nearly necessary to be able to write a compiler in order to
use their compiler.... :-)

> It would be very interesting to find out how many people use the
> NCSA binaries. I doubt if there are any figures for this, and there's
> no way to check from Andy's (Netcraft's) server survey. Some time ago
> I suggested we name the binaries differently so that we could spot them
> using HEAD. Can we do this please?
> Apache 1.0.0*
> Apache 1.0.0x
> Apache 1.0.0(precompiled)
> Apache 1.0.0(binary)

+1 on precompiled (nothing more)

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