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Apache Today: An Introduction to Apache 2.0

May 30, 2000, 18:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Bloom)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

http://apachetoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2000-05-28-004-01-PS "Most people who follow Apache development with any regularity know that the Apache Group has recently been focusing on Apache 2.0. There have been many changes to the Apache code since Version 1.3. Some of these changes make an administrator's job easier and some make it harder; however, the changes are all designed to make Apache the most flexible and portable Web server available. This column will try to explain some of the new concepts that Apache 2.0 introduces and how it differs from 1.3."

"Perhaps the biggest change in Apache 2.0 is the Apache Portable Run-Time (APR). In previous versions of Apache, portability for Apache was handled internally, which kept Apache developers from doing what they really wanted, making the most popular web server. With Apache 2.0, portability is handled by APR. APR is a project that is currently tied to Apache, but should be spun off into its own project soon after the official 2.0 release. The goal of APR is to provide a single C interface to platform- specific functions so that code can be written once and compiled and run everywhere."

"Apache 2.0 has already had three alpha releases and everyday more work is done to make it more reliable, more secure, and faster. This column will continue to be a place to find the latest news about Apache 2.0 as well as some tips for migrating your existing setup to 2.0 as soon as possible. The next version of 2.0 will be released when it is ready. Until then, keep checking back here. By the time 2.0 is released, you'll be ready for it."

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