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From "Graeme Walker" <graeme.walk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Retirement of mod_aspdotnet
Date Fri, 04 Aug 2006 14:42:57 GMT
Hi Bill,

Any news on the 2004 release of the mod_aspdotnet? Do you have an msi build
of it you could send me. I only have VS 2005 so I can't build it from source
myself.

Cheers
Graeme

On 7/26/06, William A. Rowe, Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>
> 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 archive.apache.org/dist/httpd/ (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.
>
> Yours,
>
> Bill
>
>
>
>
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