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From Rodent of Unusual Size <>
Subject [STATUS] (httpd-2.2) Wed Aug 29 23:47:39 2007
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2007 03:47:39 GMT
APACHE 2.2 STATUS:                                              -*-text-*-
Last modified at [$Date: 2007-08-29 18:38:00 -0400 (Wed, 29 Aug 2007) $]

The current version of this file can be found at:


Documentation status is maintained seperately and can be found at:

  * docs/STATUS in this source tree, or

Consult the following STATUS files for information on related projects:


Patches considered for backport are noted in their branches' STATUS:


Release history:
    [NOTE that x.{odd}.z versions are strictly Alpha/Beta releases,
          while x.{even}.z versions are Stable/GA releases.]

    2.2.6   : In development. T&R hoped for around Sept 1, 2007,
              Jim as RM
    2.2.5   : Tagged August 10, 2007, not released.
    2.2.4   : Released on January 9, 2007 as GA.
    2.2.3   : Released on July 28, 2006 as GA.
    2.2.2   : Released on May 1, 2006 as GA.
    2.2.1   : Tagged on April 1, 2006, not released.
    2.2.0   : Released on December 1, 2005 as GA.
    2.1.10  : Tagged on November 19, 2005, not released.
    2.1.9   : Released on November 5, 2005 as beta.
    2.1.8   : Released on October 1, 2005 as beta.
    2.1.7   : Released on September 12, 2005 as beta.
    2.1.6   : Released on June 27, 2005 as alpha.
    2.1.5   : Tagged on June 17, 2005.
    2.1.4   : not released.
    2.1.3   : Released on  February 22, 2005 as alpha.
    2.1.2   : Released on December 8, 2004 as alpha.
    2.1.1   : Released on November 19, 2004 as alpha.
    2.1.0   : not released.

Contributors looking for a mission:

    * Just do an egrep on "TODO" or "XXX" in the source.

    * Review the bug database at:

    * Review the "PatchAvailable" bugs in the bug database:

      After testing, you can append a comment saying "Reviewed and tested".

    * Open bugs in the bug database.


    * Forward binary compatibility is expected of Apache 2.2.x releases, such
      that no MMN major number changes will occur.  Such changes can only be
      made in the trunk.

    * All commits to branches/2.2.x must be reflected in SVN trunk,
      as well, if they apply.  Logical progression is commit to trunk,
      get feedback and votes on list or in STATUS, then merge into
      branches/2.2.x, as applicable.


  [ start all new proposals below, under PATCHES PROPOSED. ]


    * mpm_winnt: Fix return values from wait_for_many_objects.
      Note - this is required to avoid hangups of socket #64, #128
      as Microsoft set aside 64 reserved values.
      Trunk version of patch:
      2.2.x version of patch:
        Trunk version works
        is easier to read (-U8)
      +1: mturk
      +0: fielding (patch is okay, underlying code is crap)
      wrowe notes: a patch should have the necessary effect with the
        minimum lines of code - there's alot of redecorating that's
        going on in this patch to no net effect.  The WAIT_TIMEOUT
        result value seems to be ignored in the revised code?
      mturk notes: WAIT_TIMEOUT is replaced by WAIT_FAILED with
        the accompanied patch in mpm\winnt\child.c.
      fielding notes: the routine is brain-dead -- one cannot replicate
        a wait for many objects by iterating through multiple waits with
        a one second sleep in between loops.  That's insane.
        The right ways to do that are explained in the MSDN article
        In any case, it should be checking nCount <= MAXIMUM_WAIT_OBJECTS
        first and use the simple wait in that case.
      mturk notes: We are interested in that only during shutdown
        so a one second simplification is acceptable compromise.
        The sole purpose of the patch is to allow the clean shutdown
        when the MaxClients is higher then 257. 
      wrowe: conditional +1 if you rename the assanine function name
        so no one confuses it for its implied purpose.

   * mod_authn_dbd: Export any additional columns queried in the SQL select
     into the environment with the name AUTHENTICATE_<COLUMN>. This brings
     mod_authn_dbd behaviour in line with mod_authnz_ldap.
     +1: minfrin
     niq: This wants a little tidying.  Use of 13 as a magic number (for a
          strlen of something defined elsewhere) is nasty.  More importantly
          you need to document how it affects the module's directives.
          I'll +1 it when that's done.
     wrowe: ditto's - good concept.

   * beos MPM: Create pmain pool and run modules' child_init hooks when
     entering ap_mpm_run(), then destroy pmain when exiting ap_mpm_run().
     Otherwise modules' child_init hooks appear to never be executed.
     Also, destroying pmain ensures that cleanups registered in modules'
     child_init hooks are performed (e.g., mod_log_config and mod_dbd).
     Trunk version of patch:
     2.2.x version of patch:
     +0: chrisd (abstaining; unable to test)

    * multiple files,	Trivial cleanups
      PR: 39518 - Christophe JAILLET
      +1: rpluem
      niq: this isn't a straight backport (which is why I dropped it).
      +1 for core, modules/dav, modules/filters, and modules/ssl
      Not Applicable to modules/aaa

    * mod_proxy: Enable ProxySet inside <Proxy> section to create balancer or
      worker if they were not already created. This allows to have ProxySet
      directive before BalancerMember directives inside Proxy section.
      Trunk version of patch:
      Backport version for 2.2.x of patch:
         Trunk version of patch works
      +1: rpluem, jim

    * mod_proxy: Allow optional name=value options within <Proxy section line.
      Additional arguments are allowed only for 'standard' url's, meaning that
      the wildchar urls will return error like before. This allow to specify
      the worker/balancer parameters on the definition line, without the need
      for extra ProxySet options.
      Trunk version of patch:
      Backport version for 2.2.x of patch:
         Trunk version of patch works
      +1: rpluem, jim

    * mod_ldap, mod_authnzldap: Add support for nested groups (i.e. the ability
      to authorize an authenticated user via a "require ldap-group X" directive
      where the user is not in group X, but is in a subgroup contained in X.
      PR: 42891
      A version of the patch specific to the 2.2 branch (i.e. the patch that
      would be used for backport) can be found at: 
      +1: rederpj
      -0: bnicholes - Unless this is considered to be a significant deficiency in the
                       authnz_ldap 2.2 functionality, I would rather see this as new
		       functionality going forward in 2.4 rather than backported to
		       2.2. We need new functionality to push us forward rather than
		       give us an excuse to stay where we are.
      rederpj says: I'm working on a project based on Apache 2.2.x which needs this code
          and I would much prefer to use official Apache code than end up using a private
          patch. It isn't possible in the short term for us to move to trunk. It just
          happened that code I had written to add this function lined up with PR 42891.
          I was going to submit it and work to get it backported either way.
      rpluem says: I am still missing a minor bump due to the changes done
      in util_ldap.h. This is an extension of a public API.
      trawick says: The new directives should be documented in trunk,
          so that docs are available for backport at the same time.

    *) proxy_util.c: Backport cleanups (no functional change)
       2.2.x version:
       +1: niq, rpluem
       rpluem says: Better merge this proposal with the one
       below and explain it as is a prerequisite for it.
       Anyway I am +1 on both.

    *) proxy_util.c: Don't URLencode tilde in path component
       PR 38448
       +1: niq, rpluem


    * PKCS#7: backport PCKS#7 patches from trunk.
      +1 ben
      jerenkrantz: What's the revision number to backport?
      wrowe asks: ditto jerenkrantz
      sctemme: svn blame suggests r424707
      rpluem: Digging through the history suggests that
              need to be added to this. See also
              and follow ups for more details.

    * mod_proxy: Support variable interpolation in reverse proxy configuration  (code)  (code)
      +1: niq, mturk
      -1: wrowe notes; modifying the existing syntax makes collaboration 
          impossible by an admin team - unexpected side effects and the rest.
          ProxyPassEnv* or ProxyPassSubstitute* directives that add this
          behavior on a pattern-by-pattern basis would win my -1 to a +1,
          and solve the performance hits noted by niq on an 80/20 basis.

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