Apache 2.0 alpha 8 released!
Apache 2.0alpha8 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. 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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