Apache Today: Apache 2.0 alpha 9 Released
Dec 13, 2000, 00:17 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the
ninth public alpha release of Apache 2.0. This is scheduled to be
the last alpha release, although we will not release a beta until
it is ready, so we may require another alpha."
"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 scalability of the Apache
HTTPD server significantly in our early testing, on some versions
of Unix. With this version of Apache, we have also added support
for filtered I/O. This allows modules to modify the output of other
modules before it is sent to the client. This release also greatly
improves the performance and robustness of Apache on the Microsoft
Windows Operating Systems. Lastly we are proud to announce support
for BeOS in this version of the server."
"Included in this alpha is a pre-alpha version of mod_proxy.
Mod_proxy is not at the same level as the rest of the server, and
should be enabled only by people who are very interested in working
with the code. Mod_proxy is not at the same level as the rest of
the server, and should be enabled only by people who are very
interested in working with the code. Mod_proxy has lost some
functionality in this alpha, because of a code re-org, the
maintainers are working to get mod_proxy running again."