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From Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkra...@apache.org>
Subject Apache 2.0.32 beta is available
Date Sun, 17 Feb 2002 19:09:07 GMT
Apache 2.0.32 Released as Beta
------------------------------

The Apache HTTP Server Project is proud to announce the thirty-second
release of Apache 2.0.  The Apache HTTP Server Project has determined
that this release is of beta quality.  This makes 2.0.32 the third
public beta of Apache 2.0.  This release has been tested thoroughly
and has been running the apache.org web site since Feb. 7, 2002.

Design and implementation of Apache 2.0 is nearing completion.  Module
authors are encouraged to review the Apache 2.0 API and share any
concerns with the Apache development team at dev@httpd.apache.org.
This is your best opportunity to ensure that your issues are
addressed prior to an Apache 2.0 General Availability release.

While Apache is continuously undergoing improvement, major new features
are now being deferred into the 2.1 version in order to expedite a
General Availability release.  If you have postponed testing Apache
2.0 due to its experimental nature, please download and test this
Apache 2.0.32 release to help ensure that any forthcoming 2.0 releases
are the best versions available.

Apache 2.0 offers numerous enhancements, improvements and performance
boosts over the 1.3 codebase.  The most visible and noteworthy addition
is the ability to run Apache in a hybrid thread/process mode on any
platform that supports both threads and processes.  This has been shown
to improve the scalability of the Apache HTTPD server significantly on
some versions of Unix in our testing.  Apache 2.0 also includes support
for filtered I/O.  This allows modules to modify the output of other
modules before it is sent to the client.  Finally, we have included
support for IPv6 on any platform that supports IPv6.

This version of Apache is known to work on many versions of Unix, BeOS,
OS/2, and Windows.  Because of many of the advancements in Apache 2.0,
this release of Apache is expected to perform equally well on all 
supported platforms.

There are new snapshots of the Apache httpd source available every
six hours from http://cvs.apache.org/snapshots/httpd-2.0/ - please
download and test if you feel brave.  We don't guarantee anything
except that it will take up disk space, but if you have the time and
skills, please give it a spin on your platforms.

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since
April of 1996. The January 2002 WWW server site survey by Netcraft
(http://www.netcraft.com/survey/) found that more web servers were
using Apache than any other software running on more than 56% of the
Internet web servers.

You may download this release from an apache.org mirror listed at
http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi or you may download it from the
apache.org web site at: http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/.

For more information, please check out http://httpd.apache.org/.

Changes since the last public release
-------------------------------------

There have been over 100 major changes and many more minor changes since
the Apache 2.0.28 beta release.  These include numerous performance and
functional enhancements, as well as bug fixes.  For a list of the major
changes, please see http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.0

Known issues with this release
------------------------------

  *) When using LogLevel debug, you may see spurious log entries
     reporting failures in read_request_line() or get_mime_headers().
     This is usually a harmless error.  You may ignore this message or
     increase your LogLevel setting.  A proper patch for this problem 
     has already been committed to CVS and will be included in the next
     release.  The patch is available at:
        http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/httpd-2.0/server/protocol.c.diff?r1=1.83&r2=1.84

  *) When using the SSLMutex directive with an invalid path, children
     may segfault without an error message.  A patch for this problem
     has already been committed to CVS and will be included in the next
     release.  The patch is available at:
        http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/httpd-2.0/modules/ssl/ssl_engine_init.c.diff?r1=1.24&r2=1.25
        http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/httpd-2.0/modules/ssl/ssl_engine_mutex.c.diff?r1=1.9&r2=1.10

        
  These issues will be addressed in a future release.

  Please refer to the Apache bug database at http://bugs.apache.org/ for 
  information about problems not addressed in this document.


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