Servers CNET News.com: Apache Web software on verge of major revision

CNET News.com: Apache Web software on verge of major revision




“Web server software Apache, a stalwart in the open-source software movement, is about to get a major overhaul–in the
making since 1997.”

There’s a big feeling that it’s time to stop talking and get it out the door, Bloom said. Most
would like to see it out by the end of the year.

“A fifth and final “alpha” test version of Apache 2.0 was released Friday by the nonprofit Apache Software Foundation. The final
version should be out by the end of the year, said Ryan Bloom, one of the lead programmers on the team.”

There’s a big feeling that it’s time to stop talking and get it out the door,” Bloom said. “Most
would like to see it out by the end of the year.

“The new version is a major overhaul of the software, which resides on servers and sends Web
pages to people browsing the Internet. The current version is at home on Linux and Unix
machines but underwent some contortions to adapt to Windows machines. The new version,
though, is much more portable and will work on Windows as well as BeOS, OS/2 and eventually
Mac OS as well, Bloom said.”

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