Apache 2.0.16 released as beta

Apache 2.0.16 released as beta

April 9, 2001

Apache 2.0.16 Released as beta

The Apache Group is proud to announce the release the sixteenth release
of Apache 2.0.  This is the first public beta of Apache 2.0.  This release
has been tested thoroughly, and has been running the apache.org web site for
the last few weeks.

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.  Apache 2.0 also includes
support for filtered I/O.  This allows modules to modify
the output of other modules before it is sent to the client.  Finally, we
have included support for IPv6 on any platform that supports 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.

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 2.0.16
  *) Change the default installation directory to /usr/local/apache2,