Apache 2.0 alpha 8 released!

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Nov 20, 2000


Release notes for Apache 2.0 alpha 8.

Apache 2.0alpha8 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.  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.

Apache 2.0a8 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 2.0a8 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



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