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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Retirement of mod_aspdotnet
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:00:07 GMT
Graeme Walker wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that the mod_aspdotnet has been retired, does anyone have any 
> info as to why, or if the module is going to be developed as a core 
> Apache module. The last thing I want to do is return to IIS for ASP.NET 
> <http://ASP.NET> development :)

Simply stay tuned for 'what's next' - I should have news before the end
of July for you, and will announce here.

In short, a number of developers and powerusers tested the potential build
2004 release of mod_aspdotnet, but not enough httpd project committee folks
were either willing or able to cast a vote to release the software.

The committee had determined months ago that if there was not enough oversight
the httpd project would 'dump' the module.  The one released version will
remain at (nothing ever truly 'disappears' at
the asf), but at this point, it doesn't appear that the foundation has the
oversight necessary to support this sort of windows-specific module.

The biggest problem is that - normally - in the ASF we must have three of
the committee members vote for a release to become an ASF release (plus more
plusses than minuses, of course).  Normally - some of the code contributors
would become committee members once they had distinguished themselves for
consistency in offering patches, feedback to fellow users or even documentation
contributions.  Since 'it just worked' none of our (valued!) contributors ever
hit the threshold of 'sustained contributions'.

So it's likely to find a new home, and I have put off notifying users@httpd
until I've identified an appropriate home and context for my ongoing work on
this module.  As I say, keep your eyes peeled for a week.



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