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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: JK Todo List
Date Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:14:29 GMT
Henri Gomez wrote:
> Well JK using APR will be a good solution for every webservers but Apache 1.3.x.
> Apache 2.x came with APR,  IIS, Domino and others should have no
> problems to use an external APR library (.so, .dll).
> So the remaining question will be shoud we drop Apache 1.3.x support
> in future JK 1.2.x or should we start a 'new' APR JK 1.2.x based
> implementation ?

Why use APR in mod_jk ?

Support for Apache1.3 is IMO more important than support for IIS. And so 
far, mod_jk seems to work without any apr - and it is in maintainance 
mode, so no major changes should be made.


> On Fri, 08 Oct 2004 16:53:40 -0400, Kurt Miller <> wrote:
>>From: "Mladen Turk" <>
>>>Remy Maucherat wrote:
>>>>>>Over all, I don't, personally, think that it's worth trying to build
>>>>>>on the existing Jk code base.  However, if you have an itch....
>>>>>Well, we deceased JK2, for Apache2.1 we have proxy_ajp.
>>>>>Until Apache2.1 becomes the only server around the net,
>>>>>I'll stick with JK for all those not running my preferred
>>>>>web server :).
>>>>Right. However, I think JK 1.2.x needs some level of stability. So APR,
>>>>large architectural changes, etc seem bad ideas. Of your list, I think
>>>>documentation (yah !) and the Unix sockets backport would be good (if
>>>>not too complex), but that's about it. Modifications to the Java side is
>>>>something independent.
>>>I think it would rise the stability, but introduce new problems like
>>>building APR, etc.. so you are probably right. We'll see.
>>I'm not very happy with the integrated APR build in JK2 for Apache
>>1.3. I did much of the work there and if I had to do it again, I'd
>>prefer APR to be a build/runtime depend, built separately by the
>>user first and loaded with LoadFile directive.
>>With respect to JK, I'd rather not see it get APR'ized. Mostly
>>so that Apache 1.3 support is kept simple and straightforward.
>>>>For the long term, if you would want better support for the other
>>>>servers, you can start a 100% APR replacement for JK 1.2 (I think it was
>>>>a bit like your mod_ajp) if you want to.
>>>I'm surely do. The IIS6 support is something to chase :).
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