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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Ralf's Announcement with minor changes
Date Tue, 14 Apr 1998 20:52:18 GMT
Here's what I came up with... :/

 Apache 1.3 Beta 6 Released

 The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the 1.3b6 version
 of Apache, the latest beta release of the Apache HTTP server. 1.3b6 is
 a release candidate for Apache 1.3.0; This version is stable under UNIX
 but remains beta-level under Win32. No new features are expected between
 1.3b6 and 1.3.0, so please give this version a good thrashing in order
 to provide as much feedback as possible to the Apache Group before the
 release of 1.3.0.

 Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April of
 1996. The Web Server Survey by Netcraft (
 found that more web servers were using Apache than any other software. Apache
 and its derivatives are run on over 50% of all web domains on 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 an open-source, secure,
 efficient and extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the
 current HTTP standards. For more information about the Apache project check

 To grab the latest Apache distribution, check out
 and the huge list of available "International Mirror Sites" at

 For a detailed list of changes please read the CHANGES file in the
 distribution and the "New Features with Apache 1.3" document at  For your convenience here
 is a short summary of all major changes between Apache 1.2 and 1.3 (changes
 which are new with version 1.3b6 are tagged '*'):

    Ported to Windows 95/NT
      (see README.NT and htdocs/manual/windows.html)
    Ported to BS2000/OSD, a mainframe OS with EBCDIC charset
      (see src/README.EBCDIC)
    Apache Autoconf-style Interface (APACI) for out-of-the-box installation*
      (see README.configure and INSTALL)
    Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) support for all major Unix platforms and the
    APache eXtenSion (APXS) tool for building third-party modules as DSO*
      (see src/README.DSO, src/modules/standard/mod_so.c and
    Additional support tools: apachectl, ab (ApacheBench), dbmmanage*
      (see src/support/{apachectl,ab,dbmmanage}.1)
    Enhanced configuration support: Include and Line-Continuation*
      (see htdocs/manual/new_features_1.3.html)
    New `Magic' MIME-typing module for content type guessing
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/mod_mime_magic.html)
    Regular Expression support for Alias and Redirect directives
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/mod_alias.html)
    Overhauled and enhanced URL Rewriting Engine*
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/mod_rewrite.html)
    Spell-checking module for on-the-fly URL corrections
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/mod_speling.html)
    Additional access control via CIDR and Netmasks
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/mod_access.html)
    Improved HTTP/1.1-style Virtual Host support
      (see htdocs/manual/vhost/index.html)
    Less Buffering of CGI Script Output (makes nph- obsolete)
      (see htdocs/manual/new_features_1.3.html)
    Various Proxy Enhancements (NoProxy, ProxyDomain, ProxyPassReverse)*
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/mod_proxy.html)
    Various internal performance improvements
      (see htdocs/manual/new_features_1.3.html)
    Various fixes to the hostname DNS lookup handling
      (see htdocs/mod/core.html#hostnamelookups)
    Various Directory Indexing enhancements
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/mod_autoindex.html)
    Various Logging enhancements (Reliable Piped Logs, Named Log Formats)
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/{core,mod_log_custom}.html)
    Unique Identifiers
      (see htdocs/manual/mod/mod_unique_id.html)
    Source tree reorganization
      (see htdocs/manual/sourcereorg.html)
    Big Symbol Renaming to avoid symbol clashes with third-party code*
      (see htdocs/manual/sourcereorg.html)
    API Additions
      (see htdocs/manual/new_features_1.3.html)

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