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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: change over to APR.
Date Mon, 03 May 1999 04:06:44 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:

> I thought I would bring this topic up.  I am a bit worried about when we
> have to do the change over to have the hybrid server using APR.  APR
> development is coming along at a good rate right now, so this has been on
> my radar for a little while.  The basic issue is that changing Apache to
> use APR is a relatively big deal.
> If we try to change apache to use apr_file_t's instead of int's, we can't
> do it in just one file, the change has to be made in EVERY file, and it
> has to be done in the same patch, or it won't compile until all the
> patches are done.  Same thing goes for sockets, threads, processes, etc.
> I don't think we want to try to make these changes while everybody is
> modifying the hybrid server.  We definately don't want to make these
> changes before 1.3.7 is released, because porting the patches from 1.3.7
> to 2.0 would be next to impossible with the apr code in the server.
> I have three possibilities, and I thought I would get the groups reaction
> to them.
> 1)  Ignore this message, and just accept that immediately after Apache is
> moved into 2.0, we have to change it to using APR, and it could be broken
> for a while and not compiling while the change is made.

+1. I don't see much difference between option 1 and option 2.


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