Apache 2.0 alpha 9 Released Page 2

By Marty Pitts (Send Email)
Posted Dec 13, 2000

release. If you do not feel comfortable compiling and working with
code, the Apache Group strongly recommends that you wait for a more
stable beta release before you try this version.

Apache 2.0a9 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.

There are new snapshots of the Apache httpd source available every 6
hours from http://dev.apache.org/from-cvs/apache-2.0/ - please
download and test if you feel brave. We don't guarantee anything
except that it will take up disk space, but if you have the time and
skills, please give it a spin on your platforms.

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since
April of 1996. The May 2000 WWW server site survey by Netcraft (see:
http://www.netcraft.co.uk/Survey/) found that more web servers were
using Apache than any other software running on more than 60% of the
Internet web servers.

For more information, please check out http://www.apache.org/httpd.html

Changes with Apache 2.0a9

  *) Win32 now requires perl to complete the final install step for users
     to build + install on Win32.  Makefile.win now rewrites @@ServerRoot@
     and installs the conf, htdocs and htdocs/manual directories.
     [William Rowe]

  *) Make mod_include use a hash table to associate directive tags with
     functions.  This allows modules to implement their own SSI tags easily.
     The idea is simple enough, a module can insert it's own tag and function
     combination into a hash table provided by mod_include.  While mod_include
     parses an SSI file, when it encounters a tag in the file, it does a
     hash lookup to find the function that implements that tag, and passes
     all of the relevant data to the function.  That function is then

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