Our aim was to become an essential resource for anyone
running an Apache server, or anyone responsible for
running Apache-based services. Apache Week started
in February 1996 and ran until October 2004.
Each week we included a range of stories. We had
regular updates on the current status of Apache,
lists of new or suspects bugs, and details of
what is 'under development' for the next release.
We also reported on other news related to Apache, such
as the release of new modules, and links to how Apache was
reported in the press.
Longer articles on specific subjects appeared regularily. These
features ranged from general articles about servers
and web technology through to detailed technical articles
about 'how to' use Apache's advanced features.
Apache is developed by a small group of people, with a lot of input
from users and other developers. We consider Apache Week to be another
form of user-input to the apache project. If Apache Week encourages more
users of Apache and makes the jobs of existing Apache users easier, it
will have served its purpose.
There are a number of answers to this. First and foremost, we believe
the Apache server is a great Web server, and want to share our
knowledge of this server with anyone that will listen.
Secondly, we use Apache in our business, and want to give something
back to both the Apache Group and others using Apache. We already
contribute to the core development of Apache.
Apache Week was written in XML and uses a home-grown publishing system
and XSLT to convert each issue into a number of different formats for
viewing and emailing. We use xsltproc from the
libxslt project and write out static
pages for serving from our Apache-based server.
You can contact the people behind Apache Week at
If you want to contact us by post please write to:
Red Hat Europe
10 Alan Turing Way