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From Colm MacCárthaigh <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Formal deprecation of 1.3.x branch
Date Wed, 06 Jan 2010 11:02:11 GMT
Based on this thread, I'll going to commit an EOL notice later today
(1.3.x is still CTR) and language nits and so on can be fixed with
patches/commits as appropriate, and if anyone feels strongly they can
revert :-)

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 1:28 AM, Jorge Schrauwen
<> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:30 AM, William A. Rowe Jr.
> <> wrote:
>> Res wrote:
>>> On Tue, 5 Jan 2010, Jorge Schrauwen wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
>>>>> Speaking from the community that provides end-user support for these
>>>>> products, a big +1 on that proposal.
>>>> Sadly, questions will keep on showing up for a long time :(
>>> I agree, however if it is EOL'd (yes Jeff, I agree this is likely more
>>> of an appropriate term :) ) you more or less can advise the requestor
>>> they are using a very old and unsupported version and that they should
>>> use the current stable version 2.2.xx
>> These questions aren't a bother on an established 1.3 server, we all have
>> to support legacy systems.
>> What is frightening is the number of users who are clearly deploying their
>> httpd server with 1.3, for the first time, and trying to learn that.  Almost
>> want to suggest to them that they go take a community college class on COBOL
>> while they are at it, since they are clearly trying to improve their technical
>> knowledge.  Heh
> You could just put a anti troll like system where you ask a question
> only someone who's used 1.3 for a long time would know before letting
> them download. New users wouldn't be able to answer it and would be
> pointed to 2.2 branch ;)
> </sarc>
> It's understandable that you can't just magicly update a legacy 1.3 to
> a 2.x series without breaking a whole lot of stuff.
> But's sadly as you say, a lot users seem to be new to httpd and still
> grab 1.3 for some insane reason!
> Maybe adding some form of color coding (for the non-colorblind) on the
> download page, green -> current, orange/yellow -> old stable, red ->
> Then again that would probably not have a big effect :(
> I also think punch cards > COBAL course! That will teach em to proof
> read there code before hitting compile ;)
> /me off to more studying
> Jorge


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