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From Cliff Woolley <jwool...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] APR 1.0.0 Released
Date Thu, 02 Sep 2004 03:34:56 GMT

                 Apache Portable Runtime 1.0.0 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache Portable Runtime
   Project are proud to announce the General Availability of
   version 1.0.0 of the Apache Portable Runtime, APR.

   APR is available for download from:

      http://apr.apache.org/download.cgi

   The mission of the Apache Portable Runtime Project is to create
   and maintain software libraries that provide a predictable and
   consistent interface to underlying platform-specific
   implementations. The primary goal is to provide an API to
   which software developers may code and be assured of predictable
   if not identical behavior regardless of the platform on which
   their software is built, relieving them of the need to code
   special-case conditions to work around or take advantage of
   platform-specific deficiencies or features.

   APR and its companion libraries are implemented entirely in C
   and provide a common programming interface across a wide variety
   of operating system platforms without sacrificing performance.
   Currently supported platforms include:

      * UNIX
      * Windows
      * Netware
      * OS/2
      * BeOS

   This first General Availability release of APR marks the
   culmination of several years of development by the contributors
   to the APR project.  The changes that have been made since
   the project began are far too numerous to list here, but the
   highlights can be found in the CHANGES file included in the
   distribution.  To give a brief overview, the primary core
   subsystems of APR 1.0 include the following:

      * Atomic operations
      * Dynamic Shared Object loading
      * File I/O
      * Locks (mutexes, condition variables, etc)
      * Memory management (high performance allocators)
      * Memory-mapped files
      * Network I/O
      * Shared memory
      * Thread and Process management
      * Various data structures (tables, hashes, priority queues, etc)

   For a more complete list, please refer to the following URLs:

      http://apr.apache.org/docs/apr/modules.html
      http://apr.apache.org/docs/apr-util/modules.html

   Users of APR 0.9 should be aware that migrating to the APR 1.0
   programming interfaces may require some adjustments; APR 1.0 is
   not binary compatible with earlier APR 0.9 releases.  Users of
   APR 1.0 can expect consistent interfaces and binary compatibility
   through the entire APR 1.x release cycle, as defined in our
   versioning rules:

       http://apr.apache.org/versioning.html

   APR is already used extensively by the Apache HTTP Server
   version 2.0 and the Subversion revision control system, to
   name but a few.  We list all known projects using APR at
   http://apr.apache.org/projects.html -- so please let us know
   if you find our libraries useful in your own projects!

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