Apache 2.0.14 Released as Alpha
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The Apache Group is proud to announce the release the fourteenth release of Apache 2.0. This release is the first release to use our new release process. This process allows the Apache developers to more easily determine the quality of any release. Instead of tagging any release as an alpha or beta from now on, all releases will be available as numbered releases, and the release status will only be available in the tarball name. More information is available on this process in the Apache development archives. 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. This alpha includes support for IPv6 on all platforms that support 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:
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