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From Mohit Anchlia <mohitanch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Stable Release of Apache
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:17:02 GMT
Where can I get Apache that runs on 64bit linux? Is it available somewhere?

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Mohit Anchlia<mohitanchlia@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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