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From Michiel Beijen <michiel.bei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: "Official" apache win32 binaries for 2.2.23
Date Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:24:20 GMT
Op 2 feb. 2013 02:16 schreef "Good Guy" <xfsgpr@hotmail.com> het volgende:
>
> I had always believed that Apache Foundation had committed "harakiri" in
not providing the Win32/Win64 binaries because they are very popular for
developers of CMS packages.  Now you have given us the true reason of why!.
>
> Now whoever was doing it, can he not post a final document containing
instructions so that somebody else can takeover the responsibility.  I
don't mind doing it but whenever I try do build it in VS2010, I always get
errors and so I gave up.  even VS 2012 is out now and it is a very good
package to create fast binaries.

As far as I know, the 32 bit binaries that were made available previously
were compiled with MS Visual Studio 6, which is about fifteen years old by
now. I still have copy of that, though. The instructions are a part of the
Apache documentation: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/platform/

So it would be still possible to build it yourself although the defined way
includes using a proprietary and ancient compiler, which is no longer sold.
And of course, sites like Apache Lounge and Apache Haus also distribute
their own binary builds, including 64 bits.

Still, it would be nice if Apache foundation would provide a binary build,
or link to any of these sites directly. On Linux, most people tend to
apt-get or yum install their binaries, on Windows there is no such solution.

--
Mike

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