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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Apache 1.3.26 on 64 bit Windows machines
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2002 17:16:13 GMT
At 12:03 PM 7/17/2002, Mark Nelson wrote:
>Is Apache 1.3.26 safe to build/run on 64 bit Windows platforms?

As a 32 bit app?  Yes.

Short of that, it has many, many problems building on Win64.

We aren't investing any further effort [aside from bug fixes] for
the 1.3/win32 port.  The Win64 effort is entirely focused on 2.0
with APR.  There are too many known side effects in the 1.3
code base, that could only be resolved by the 2.0 transition to
the Apache Portability Runtime.  With those changes, Apache
is now about one order of magnitude faster with 2.0 on Win32.
You can see why long-term support of 1.3 isn't a terribly
interesting investment of time by most Win32 volunteers.

There is no small handful of problems with the 2.0 version and
Win64 compatibility, but we are addressing them as we go.
If you have patches to submit to the 2.0 version, I would be very
happy to review and fix the bugs or apply patches.


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