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From Florian Lindner <mailingli...@xgm.de>
Subject Re: Removing the Experimental MPMs in 2.2?
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2004 12:11:24 GMT
Am Freitag, 3. September 2004 05:25 schrieb Paul Querna:
> Do we want to include the experimental MPMs in the 2.2 GA Branch?
>
> Currently the MPMs in server/mpm/experimental are:
>  - leader
>  - perchild
>  - threadpool
>
> I hope to add the 'event' MPM to this list soon, but I have been
> distracted rewriting apr_pollset to better work with multiple threads.
> (IE making pollset_{add(),remove()} threadsafe...)
>
> My personal feeling is to *not* include them in the 2.2 branch at this
> time.  If any of the experimental MPMs are improved to a state we feel
> they can be tested, then lets put them back in the GA branch, in the
> experimental directory.  If after more testing in the GA branch they
> prove stable, we can then take them out of experimental.
>
> Using perchild as an example, many users see that it is available in 2.0
> and try it out. They then complain and make silly posts on Slashdot when
> it doesn't work. Why include these MPMs if no one is actively working on
> or supporting them?  It doesn't make sense for the 'Stable Branch' to
> include them at all.
>
> Any other opinions about not including these MPMs?

Maybe replacing perchild with metuxmpm would be a good idea? metuxmpm does 
basically the same, but in fact it works.
What about contacting the developers about integrating metuxmpm in the 
official apache tree?
The list is: metuxmpm@metux.de (subscribe via majordomo@metux.de)

Florian

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