In this issue
Apache 1.3.11 was released on 21st January 2000
and is now the latest version of the Apache server. The
previous release was 1.3.9, released on the 20th August 1999,
was new in Apache 1.3.9. Apache 1.3.10 was never
Apache 1.3.11 is available in source form for compiling on
Unix or Windows, for download from any Apache local
This is a bug fix and minor upgrade release, with a few new
features. Users on Unix systems should upgrade if they have
noticed bugs or would like to use any of the new features.
Users on Windows systems, especially Windows 95, will find a
number of useful fixes and improvements and should definitely
Due to a security issue any sites making use of the mass
virtual hosting module mod_vhost_alias should
upgrade to Apache 1.3.11 as soon as possible.
The main new features in 1.3.11 (compared to 1.3.9) are:
For a list of bugs fixed since the last release see Apache Week
The HTML page displayed by default when Apache is installed
has been translated into a selection of other languages
including Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Greek,
Italian, Portugese, Luxembourgeois, Spanish and Swedish. More
New logging variables have been added to give more control
over custom log files. %m now logs the request
method used (such as "GET" or "POST") and %H
logs the request protocol (such as "HTTP/1.1").
%q logs the information passed in the query
The demonstration script printenv, used to
display all environment variables passed to a CGI program,
has been updated.
Support for Berkeley-DB/3 has been added to the
The IndexOptions directive used to control
FancyIndexed directory listings has two new options. The
first, FoldersFirst causes subdirectories to
always appear before other files. The second,
DescriptionWidth, allows the default width
given for file descriptions to be changed.
Script handling through mod_actions has been
updated so that it can deal with arbitrary methods and not
just the well-known ones.
A new directive, AddCharset has been added.
This directive is useful when content negotation is being
used as the server can return a document based on the
charset preference of the client.
Obtaining a list of compiled-in modules using the
-l flag now includes the status of suexec.
The directory indexing module, mod_autoindex
has been updated so that the automatic header and readme
files can be server parsed and correctly use the standard
A file layout for the BSDI and SuSE distributions of Apache
has been added.
The Windows 95 port of Apache has been updated to allow it
to run as a service, use the standard flags for installing
and uninstalling and to shut down cleanly when the system
is shut down or Ctrl-C is pressed.
The HP MPE/iX port of Apache has been updated and includes
DSO support for the first time.
The AIX port of Apache now has native DSO support on AIX
4.3 and later and should now compile with mod_perl cleanly.
Apache has been ported to Novell's NetWare 5 Network
Operating System. More
Apache has been ported to run on Unix System Services on
the IBM OS/390 platform. Apache's EBCDIC support has also
been revised, fixing problems in chunked encoding, the
regular expression testing of character ranges, URL
encodings, byte ranges failing (affecting Adobe Acrobat).
ApacheCon 2000 status
If during March you find yourself in swealtering heat
surrounded by people with comedy ears, you've not stumbled
into Disney World but Florida's other glamorous attraction;
This is the second official ApacheCon conference, and Apache
Week are proud to be sponsors. As well as lots of goodies and
people to talk to, the conference will be trying for the
record of getting as many Apache developers in one place at
once as possible. The current record stands at 14 during
ApacheCon 98; here is
the proof [jpg,53k].
The conference runs from March 8th to 10th 2000, on-line
registration is currently available. By registering for the
conference early a discount of US$225 off the full conference
price is available.
Apache Week at LinuxWorld
Apache Week will be exhibiting at the LinuxWorld Conference
and Expo in New York in February. You'll be able to find
Apache Week's current editor and ASF member, Mark Cox, on the
O'Reilly network stand, and he'll be on-hand to talk about
all things Apache. The conference runs from February 1st to
4th 2000, and more details are available at www.linuxworldexpo.com.
A new version of Apache
JServ was released this week. Apache JServ is a 100% pure
Java servlet engine fully compliant with the JavaSoft Java
Servlet APIs 2.0 specification. The new release has been
designed to be extremely stable, easier to install, and for
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