…”2.0 has been in discussion for a long time and there
have been a bunch of prototype versions developed,
but nobody sat down and put the effort into finishing
it,” Bloom said.
After some stunted attempts, IBM got the project rolling in 1998 by hiring three engineers to
focus on the effort. One of those engineers was Bloom, who since went to work for Covalent
Technologies, a software company that offers its own products that can be used in conjunction
with the Apache Web server.
The new version is expected to make Apache more reliable and better suited for use on larger
servers. For example, its support for multithreading systems changes the way Apache distributes
work to the operating system, according to Bloom. It relies on a hybrid method that allows the
software to process multiple requests at once, with each of those requests managing multiple