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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] Configure to say how to make Configuration
Date Mon, 01 Dec 1997 22:20:28 GMT
On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, David D'Antonio wrote:

> On Monday, December 01, 1997 5:11 PM, Jim Jagielski 
> [] wrote:
> [snip]
> > My own personal feeling is that the pre-built binaries should
> > be as
> > small and simple as possible, since that's most likely the
> > type
> > of site that would be using it. Sites that need modules like
> > database
> > auth and other goodies most likely have what it takes to build
> > their
> > own binary. Our pre-builts should NOT have as much stuff as
> > possible.
> *If* you want to compete with IIS (and who doesn't? :-), you might want

It is pretty darn hard to compete with IIS.  We don't have enough coders
doing work to create the number of bugs that MS does.  No matter how many
bugs the people working on Apache made, they couldn't keep up.

> a prebuilt Win32 binary with a selection of modules to try to match IIS
> (including the ASP stuff). One cannot be quite as certain that folks at
> an Win32 shop will have all the tools (or knowledge) on how to build a
> "full featured" Apache. 
> Of course, that type of shop will probably want to but support too, so
> it might be a moot point. 

Windows is different, we do dynamic loading of modules there.

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