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From "Peter J. Cranstone" <>
Subject RE: why not post mod_gzip 2.0? (was: Re: [PATCH] Add mod_gz to httpd-2.0)
Date Thu, 06 Sep 2001 14:22:47 GMT
>> Why won't you post mod_gzip 2.0 *today*?

Because Apache 2.x is not STABLE, not In BETA and the API set is not yet
FROZEN... When it is, we will release mod_gzip as a third party module,
which we will support and maintain.

In the meantime use mod_gz.


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Stein [] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 10:34 PM
Subject: why not post mod_gzip 2.0? (was: Re: [PATCH] Add mod_gz to

On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 01:46:55PM -0600, Peter J. Cranstone wrote:
> I suppose the only thing we can do is contribute. Kevin has, mod_gzip 
> was released under an ASF license which was approved by the ASF Board.

> If there is a hidden agenda there then you're better than I at 
> spotting it.
> Mod_gzip is available for 1.3.x
> It will be available for 2.x when you hit beta.
> Now tell me where the hidden agenda is.

You and Kevin never answered my simple question:

    Why won't you post mod_gzip 2.0 *today*?

I asked several times, but it never got answered. I seem to recall
somebody stating it was being held, pending stability of the internal
Apache APIs. But that isn't an issue if it is to be incorporated into

Another response was "look at 1.3 and port it forwards to 2.0." Why
should that happen, when you've done the work? If you intend to
contribute it, then why the delay, making us repeat your work?

Without that simple question answered, then yes: I would think there is
some kind of hidden agenda. Avoiding that question, and not posting
mod_gzip 2.0 makes it appear that you are trying to hide something.

The more conspiratorial-minded of us would simply believe this whole
thread is to create a division and weaken the voting for mod_gz. Much
like politicians will introduce a second, similar bill to confuse and
divide supporters and then crush both bills. But of course that wouldn't
happen here, now would it? :-)


Greg Stein,

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