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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: 3.0 - Introduction
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2007 22:42:00 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2007, at 11:32 PM, Paul Querna wrote:
>> I believe the httpd project is ready for a push towards the next major
>> version.
> So do I.  In fact I was just about to create a sandbox for that purpose
> yesterday, but had to get the crypto stuff sorted out first.
> But do we really want to start by calling it 3.0?  How about if we
> work off of a few code names first?  Say, for example, "amsterdam".
> The reason is because there will be some overlap between ideas of
> how to do certain things, with a variety of overlapping breakage
> that can get pretty annoying if you "just want to get one part working
> first".

+1 to giving it a code name; '3.0' to me is just an easy way to explain
'this is a major departure from the current 2.x'.

> I want people to be able to break things in one tree without blocking
> others.  And then, say once a month, we all agree on what parts are
> "finished" enough to merge into all sandbox trees.
> The reason I was about to start the sandbox thing is because I've
> been thinking about moving away from the MPM design.  To be precise,
> I mean that we should get closer to the kernels on the more modern
> platforms and find a way to stay in kernel-land until a valid
> request is received (with load restrictions tested and ipfw applied
> automatically), transform the request into a waka message, and then
> dispatch that request to a process running under a userid that matches
> a prefix on the URI. That's pretty far out, though, and I wouldn't
> want it to stand in the way of any shorter term goals.
> In the mean time, I would like to start the sandbox and move the
> goals and requirements discussion into subversion (where it can be
> saved and comments don't get lost).

+1 to moving goal and discussion to a SVN file and starting a sandbox
(same level as tags/branches?)


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