Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.1 (Released 22nd July 1998)
Apache 1.3.1 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.2.6 and earlier should look at upgrading to this version,
which provides additional features and has been subject to
The bugs listed below now include a link to the entry in the
Apache bug database where the problem is being tracked. These
entries are called "PR"s (Problem Reports). Some bugs do not
correspond to problem reports if they are found by
These bugs have been found in 1.3.1 and will be fixed in the
Because of the major differences between Windows and Unix,
these are separated into bugs which affect Windows systems
only, and other bugs (which may affect Windows as well). Unix
users can ignore the bugs listed in the Windows section.
RewriteMap using an
external program did not work.
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.1 will be made available in
the apply_to_1.3.1 subdirectory of the patches
directory on the Apache site. Some new features and other
unofficial patches are available in the 1.3
patches directory. For details of all previously reported
bugs, see the Apache bug database and
bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are
answered in the Apache FAQ.
When Apache exits (after a TERM signal), it leaves the file
containing the PID of the parent process on the disk. This
could lead to scripts which send signals to Apache sending a
signal to the wrong process. This file should be removed when
US Business magazine Forbes has a front cover story on Peace,
Love and Software. The article inside is about how free
source software is starting to become a valid business model.
It starts with how IBM are now going to use Apache as the
basis for a range of web-related products, and moves on to
cover Netscape's release of Navigator source and how
companies like RedHat are Sendmail Inc are building
businesses based on open source.
The article summarises: "Freeware is still on the fringe of
the software industry, but it's a pretty substantial fringe.
As more businesses of every sort come to depend on the Web,
access to source code will become more important. "
The Apache Group is organising the first ever conference
dedicated to Apache, which will be held in San Francisco this
October. ApacheCon 98 is aimed at both Apache developers and
Apache users. The tracks planned for the conference cover
dymanic content, performance tuning, security and case
studies. The conference will also feature a trade show.
For more information, see www.apachecon.com. As
well as attending, there are opportunities to exhibit at the
trade show, become a sponsor, or submit a paper to be
This new section contains short announcements of jobs which
require significant Apache experience. If you have an
suitable job announcement, send the text or HTML (less that
hundred words plus a URL) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to refuse any announcement.
Content Engineers build dynamic content applications for the
company's Web sites (Student.Com/, TVGrid.Com). Qualified
candidates are fluent in SQL, web related technologies like
cookies and authentication, and web/database integration;
have experience with content generation mechanisms more
advanced and efficient than CGI; can meet deadlines; and have
no trouble communicating effectively with non-technical
people. Exceptional candidates are fluent in PHP and mod_perl
and have experience designing applications that scale under
high load. More info at http://www.student.com/about/jobs/
/ send resumes/URLs to email@example.com.