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From "Bill Stoddard" <>
Subject Re: Plan for 2.0b1
Date Mon, 09 Oct 2000 20:56:35 GMT
IMO, there is no way we can get this code ready for beta by ApacheCon, unless
we are willing to change our definition of 'what is beta ready code'.

I suggested releasing a beta right after alpha-5 (before the filtering work
happened) and you dissed the idea because the code could not run everything
required by  The alpha-5 code was MUCH more stable that what
we are likely to have by the end of October (or the end of this year for that
matter).  Furthermore, my impression is that the Apache user community will
expect our 'beta'  level code to be near general release level quality.  We
are not even close to that yet.


----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2000 11:41 AM
Subject: Plan for 2.0b1

> Okay,  we have just released the 7th alpha, and I would like to see a
> beta release finally.  Here are the issues I see as pressing before we can
> go beta, please add to the list if you see something I missed.  I would
> really like to see this beta happen at ApacheCon Europe.
> The list:
> Remove Buff from the server completely
> Fix mod_include
> Cleanup some memory leaks
> Search for and fix all the XXX's in the code
> That's it on my list of things to do before beta.  I am not volunteering
> to do them all, just trying to get a list out there.
> This also ties in to the proxy and caching modules code.  Those two
> modules are horribly broken right now.  I am subscribed to the mod_proxy
> list, and it is dead.  I think there have been two messages on it
> total.  The caching modules stuff is still using BUFF, and it should be
> re-written to be a filter, because that is really the only way it makes a
> great deal of sense.  It seems to me, that we used to only allow modules
> in the core distribution if there was somebody in the group to take
> responsability for them.  Well, those modules seem to have snuck in
> because we were in pre-alpha mode.  Is anybody keeping those modules up to
> date?  If not, should we remove them?  If so, what is their status?
> Those are all questions, there are no value judgements about those
> modules, I am trying to move us toward a beta, and that requires that we
> know where all parts of the code are.
> Ryan
> Ryan Bloom              
> 406 29th St.
> San Francisco, CA 94131
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