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Apache Today: Apache Guide: ApacheCon Europe 2000

Oct 30, 2000, 13:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rich Bowen)

"ApacheCon started Monday morning, bright and early, with a welcome by Ken Coar, the vice president of the Apache Software Foundation, and another writer for ApacheToday.com. It was still rather early, so we were still trying to get moving. There were already some technical problems, with the network not quite functional yet, and so Ken had to work around this and various other problems...."

"After Ken's welcome, I attended the Apache Projects Overview, led by Daniel Lopez Ridruejo, the author of Comanche, and a Covalent Technologies employee. Daniel talked about the various projects under the ASF umbrella, how they are organized, and, in particular, how the Apache Server is organized, how it works, and how the development process operates...."

"After lunch, I went to Ryan's talk about modules on Apache 2.0. 2.0 gives modules much more control over the order in which they are called, and how they interoperate with other modules. Filters are a new way for content to be modified while it is on the way out to the client. Some very cool things are going into 2.0. In answer to the question that was asked every 5 minutes ("When is 2.0 coming out?"), Ryan said that we could expect a beta release soon. As with any Open Source project, things are ready when they are ready, which is when people have time and motivation to work on it. If you need something sooner, download the code and start working."

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