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CNET News.com: Apache Web software on verge of major revision

Aug 08, 2000, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Web server software Apache, a stalwart in the open-source software movement, is about to get a major overhaul--in the making since 1997."

"A fifth and final "alpha" test version of Apache 2.0 was released Friday by the nonprofit Apache Software Foundation. The final version should be out by the end of the year, said Ryan Bloom, one of the lead programmers on the team."

"There's a big feeling that it's time to stop talking and get it out the door," Bloom said. "Most would like to see it out by the end of the year."

"The new version is a major overhaul of the software, which resides on servers and sends Web pages to people browsing the Internet. The current version is at home on Linux and Unix machines but underwent some contortions to adapt to Windows machines. The new version, though, is much more portable and will work on Windows as well as BeOS, OS/2 and eventually Mac OS as well, Bloom said."

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