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From Mohit Anchlia <mohitanch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Stable Release of Apache
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:31:39 GMT
Thanks. So I am little confused if I should wait for a while for
Apache 3.0 or take this as a stable release and upgrade from Apache
2.2.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM, William A. Rowe,
Jr.<wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> Tom Evans wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 07:57 -0700, Mohit Anchlia wrote:
>>> I see that apache 2.2.11 has been released but how do I find out if
>>> that's a stable release and something I can consider deploying in
>>> production?
>>
>> All releases of apache are stable releases; that is the definition of a
>> release. The apache project don't release the unstable versions (eg the
>> 2.1 and 2.3 branches).
>
> Well, mostly correct.  We do 'release' 2.1, 2.3 branches (development or
> unstable, as you call it) by identifying them as -alpha or -beta.
>
> There would be no 'stable' -alpha or -beta designations, when the branch
> reaches maturity, it is given the next even-numbered revision, e.g. 2.4
> or 3.0, and won't be identified as either -alpha or -beta.
>
> OR quoting the web site...
>
> "The Apache HTTP Server Project is proud to announce the release of version
> 2.2.11 of the Apache HTTP Server ("Apache"). This version is principally a
> bugfix release."
>
> "This version of Apache is a major release and the start of a new stable
> branch, and represents the best available version of Apache HTTP Server. New
> features include Smart Filtering, Improved Caching, AJP Proxy, Proxy Load
> Balancing, Graceful Shutdown support, Large File Support, the Event MPM, and
> refactored Authentication/Authorization."
>
> I guess it's a little misleading, 2.2 certainly isn't "new" anymore, and
> quoting the actual 2.2.11 announcement file;
>
> "The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are
> pleased to announce the release of version 2.2.11 of the Apache HTTP Server
> ("Apache")."
>
> "This version of Apache is principally a bug fix release."
>
> "We consider this release to be the best version of Apache available, and
> encourage users of all prior versions to upgrade."
>
> So there's the message that should actually be on the main site :)  cc'ing
> docs@ so they can take a look at this and contribute an appropriate solution
> to the confusion.
>
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