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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RFE - Add "Introduced in version x.y.z" for configuration directives.
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2010 13:24:42 GMT
On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM, Mark Watts <m.watts@eris.qinetiq.com> wrote:
>
> Today in #httpd, someone asked why the CacheLock directive wasn't being
> recognised.
>
> Turns out he was using httpd 2.2.3 and CacheLock was introduced in
> 2.2.15, however no documentation (even the change log at
> http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2) explicitly says which
> version a directive is introduced in; I had to make an educated guess
> based on the "thundering herd" description.
>
>
> Postfix does this;
>
>        address_verify_relayhost (default: $relayhost)
>
>                Overrides the relayhost parameter setting for address
>                verification probes. This information can be overruled
>                with the transport(5) table.
>
>                This feature is available in Postfix 2.1 and later.
>
>
>
> Would it be particularly difficult to start doing this for httpd too?
> If not for 2.2.x, at least consider it for 2.4.x

This is generally done already.  (For examples, look for
"Compatibility:" at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html.)

In this particular case, the release was accidentally omitted from the
docs and the CHANGES entry neglected to specify the related directive.
 I'll fix at least the doc.

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