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From Frances Chevonne Dancer <f...@cse.msstate.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd]Missing versions and history files from Apache
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2007 00:26:50 GMT
Hello,

I am interested in the evolution of the code...sorry for excluding that. I would greatly
appreciate it if you would be able to get those older versions of code.

Thank you very much,
Chevonne

Quoting "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>:

> Frances Chevonne Dancer wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am interested in studying the evolution of the Apache httpd server. I downloaded
> some of
> > the older versions via a mirror, but their are some gaps in the versions. For
> example, it
> > may contain 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, then skip to 1.6. My question is, "Does anyone know why
> those
> > versions are missing and where I could find them?" Also, I read where these files
> were
> > once versioned controlled using CVS. I tried to import the older versions into SVN
> and
> > CVS, but the history of these files are not there. My other question is, "Where
could
> I
> > find the history (.svn) files for these older versions?"
> >
> > Thank you very much for your consideration,
> >
> > Mrs. Chevonne Dancer
> > Ph.D. Student
> > Computer Science and Engineering Department
> > Mississippi State University
>
> I'm wondering if you are looking for releases, or the evolution of code.
>
> Throughout, the file STATUS in each package is indicative of it's progress,
> but through the version control system this is made a little more clear.
>
> For example,
>
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/branches/1.3.x/STATUS?view=log
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/STATUS?view=log
>
> Versions are skipped for a host of reasons.  The httpd project (originally
> a rag tag group of squatters on their own patches to NCSA web server, and
> later banded together as the Apache Group, and finally forming the Foundation
> and establishing the Apache httpd Project) has always held that once it's
> created, a version is what it is, and that version number is skipped if it
> turns out that assemblage of code isn't up to snuff.  Fixes are applied and
> a new version number issued.
>
> If you are looking deeper into the historical strata, let me know and I'll
> see what we can do about providing you copies of the CVS trees of much
> older sources.  Evolution wise, the transition from NCSA to Apache httpd 1.3
> is rather interesting.
>
> Bill
>
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Hello,

I am interested in the evolution of the code...sorry for excluding that. I would greatly
appreciate it if you would be able to get those older versions of code for me. Thank you
for explaining why there are missing version numbers.

Thank you very much,
Mrs. Chevonne Dancer
Ph.D. Student
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Mississippi State University





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