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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Server version OS/2 console banner fix
Date Fri, 08 May 1998 17:56:00 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> Why not just leave SERVER_SUBVERSION the way it was before (different
> implementation, same semantics) and let pepole use it if they really need
> to change something?

Because with more and more binary-only distributions, people don't have
the ready ability to change it and recompile.  Take the Win32 platform
as a radioactively glowing example.  As I've said before, it's the
*user's* server, not ours.

> I can think of very very very very few cases where it is appropriate for
> someone to use a directive to change the server string.  Having a
> directive to do it encourages people who think they are cool guys to
> change it for no reason.

With over a million installations in the world, I would personally be
very cautious about assuming that the things of which I can think are
any substantial subset of what the end-users want to do.

#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
Apache Group member         <>
"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://WWW.Dummies.Com/

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