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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject RE: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src CHANGES
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2000 14:45:08 GMT
> From: Rodent of Unusual Size [mailto:Ken.Coar@Golux.Com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 8:56 AM
> wrote:
> > 
> > And no, if the user can't or won't read the manual and error
> > string and FAQ and newsgroup, we aren't responsible.
> Unfortunately, part of the problem is that the error string is
> typically displayed in a DOS window that disappears instantly.

Ahhh... that's the nail, you hit it right on the head.

One of my fixes to 1.3.13 before it flies out the door has to
be to prevent the console from closing until the user sees the
message.  The only time we _can't_ do this is when they start
a WinNT service (no console, ever)... 

We can work that out for 2.0 before the release version to at 
least throw up one of those god-awful message popups with a 
detailed description of why the server didn't start (it's a 
hack to http_logs, but I'll toss the implementation to another 

But if they are a brainiac who's installed a service and knows
how to stop and start it, they aught to be able to find and
read an error log :-)

> From: []
> Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 9:37 AM
> But OtherBill has posted a patch that keeps that windows from 
> closing, so I think this problem goes away.

Not yet, but it's on the short list :)

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