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AppWatch: Apache 2.0a2 now available

Apr 01, 2000, 16:52 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to AppWatch Staff for this link. ]

From the announce@apache.org list:

"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 shown to improve the salability of the Apache HTTPD server significantly in our early testing, on some versions of Unix. This release also greatly improves the performance and robustness of Apache on Windows Operating Systems. Lastly we are proud to announce support for BeOS in this version of the server."

"Apache 2.0a2 under UNIX has undergone some testing, there are known issues in the current release, including at least one small memory leak. This should be considered a 'developers version' including only the source and no pre-compiled binaries. It is anticipated that a binary-release will be available for the first beta release. If you do not feel comfortable compiling code, the Apache Group strongly recommends that you wait for a more stable beta release before you try this version."

"Apache 2.0a2 under Windows has undergone some testing as well. There are known issues in the current release with regards to Apache on windows 95 and 98. We are working through those problems, and hope to have them fixed for future releases of the 2.0 alpha."

As usual, the relevant links and changes history are available at AppWatch.com.