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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Apache for PalmOS
Date Fri, 10 May 2002 15:36:35 GMT

was an april fools joke.  What isn't a joke is that Apache is based on APR,
the Apache Portability Runtime.  That library isolates 90% of the pain of
porting Apache to another platform (currently many Unicies, Netware, OS2
and Windows 9x and NT families.)  Much of the porting work is done, but
still being reviewed, for the WinCE environment.

If you actually cared to start the PalmOS port, see
for submission and contributor guidelines, and the fairly sparse information
at  Once APR support is complete, it's a matter of
adjusting an MPM module in Apache to appropriately support the architecture.

I suspect both PalmOS and WinCE fall down in the event-based model.
Perhaps a new MPM can be cobbled to provide lightweight non-preemptive

Anyways, we are interested in what page you discovered that bore no hint
of the joke.


At 10:01 AM 5/10/2002, Apache Software Foundation wrote:
>Not acked.  Is he referring to the joke site?  Mark?
>----- Forwarded message from Brunner Adam <> -----
>From: "Brunner Adam" <>
>To: <human-response@Apache.Org>
>Subject: Apache for PalmOS
>Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 14:40:36 +0200
>Dear Sirs,
>Sorry for botherin' You with these kind of questions, but I realy have a 
>Palm PDA, and I want to use it for developeing on my travels. So my 
>question is, that the ApachePDA Project is in what phase, or it's totally 
>frooze? Your ApachePDA site was last modified on March 2000, and that's 
>what fride me :)
>I've search the whol web for a good http server for PalmOS, and when I saw 
>the apachepda's URL, I was the happyest people. And then came the shock.
>Thanks for your attention, and I'm waiting for your reply!
>Adam Brunner
>----- End forwarded message -----

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