Apache 2.0alpha7 Released

By Marty Pitts (Send Email)
Posted Oct 9, 2000


The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the seventh public alpha release of Apache 2.0.

Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 21:46:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: rbb@apache.org
To: announce@apache.org
Subject: Apache 2.0a7 Released
 
Apache 2.0alpha7 Released
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The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the seventh public
alpha release of Apache 2.0.
 
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.  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.
 
The newest development in Apache 2.0 is the addition of input filtering.
This allows modules to filter data before the core server receives it from
the network.  The sixth alpha had support for output filtering only, this
alpha adds input filtering as well.  This feature is still in its infancy,
and it is likely to change and evolve in the next few weeks.
 
Apache 2.0a7 under UNIX has undergone some testing, but there are some
known issues in the current release (hey, it is an "alpha" for a
reason!). It is intended for developers and experienced Apache HTTPD
administrators to play around with and work on. It is not a production
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 2.0a7 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

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