"The Apache Group is proud to announce the release the
fourteenth release of Apache 2.0. This release is the first release
to use our new release process. This process allows the Apache
developers to more easily determine the quality of any release.
Instead of tagging any release as an alpha or beta from now on, all
releases will be available as numbered releases, and the release
status will only be available in the tarball name. More information
is available on this process in the Apache development
"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 alpha includes
support for IPv6 on all platforms that support IPv6."
"This version of Apache is known to work on many versions of
Unix, BeOS, OS/2, and Windows. Because of many of the advancements
in Apache 2.0, the initial release of Apache is expected to perform
equally well on all supported platforms."