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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."

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