Apache 2.0alpha7 Released
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: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Apache 2.0a7 Released Apache 2.0alpha7 Released ------------------------- 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