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From Good Guy <xfs...@hotmail.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Apache 2.4 - non adoption reasons??
Date Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:43:16 GMT
On 10/04/2014 18:43, Joey J wrote:
> Apache 2.4 has had a stable release out for over 2 years but is only
> used by 2.5% of active Apache sites.   Why is the adoption so low?? The
> Apache foundation has been recommending upgrading to 2.4 for some time
> and looking at the improvements I see significant value in several.  I
> don't see any reason why anybody wouldn't want to use it but the
> community seems to think it's bad.
>
> What am I missing??
>
> Current market share:
> http://w3techs.com/technologies/details/ws-apache/2.4/all
>
>   -Joey J


The upgrade process isn't simple for most Open Source products and so 
uptake of upgrades is very slow despite being FREE.

With Microsoft products, the uptake is high because the upgrade process 
is very simple and people are prepared to try it and decide to stay with it.

With Open Source, something must be done with backwards compatibility 
for products to be readily acceptable in the market place.  I try all 
new upgrades for Apache, PHP, MySQL etc but I am using them as a hobby 
and for learning purpose so that when contracts demand latest knowledge 
then I am ready for them.




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