Apache Week
Issue 184, 28thJanuary2000:

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Apache Status

Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.11 (Released 21st January 2000) (local download sites)
Beta: None

Apache 1.3.11 is the current stable release. Users of Apache 1.3.6 and earlier on Unix systems should upgrade to this version. Users of Apache on Windows can now upgrade to Apache 1.3.11 avoiding the previous problems with Apache 1.3.6. Read the Guide to 1.3.11 for information about changes between 1.3.9 and 1.3.11 and the Guide to 1.3.9 for information about changes between 1.3.6 and 1.3.9.

Most bugs listed below 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 developers.

Bugs in 1.3.11

  • Apache does not compile out-of-the-box on BeOS
  • Whilst mod_mime_magic is not one of the default modules compiled into Apache, the binbuild script for building binaries does include the module causing a problem for EBCDIC platforms due to mod_mime_magic not being able to distinguish between EBCDIC and ASCII.
  • There are still problems using mod_info on Windows platforms. PR#4623
  • The Portuguese translation of the default successful Apache installation page is actually Brazilian Portuguese.

Under Development

Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.11 will be made available in the apply_to_1.3.11 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 known bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are answered in the Apache FAQ.

The majority of development work is now being focussed on Apache 2.0, with the hopes of a public beta-test version being available within the first quarter of this year.

Windows Binary Available Soon

A Windows binary for Apache 1.3.11 is currently being tested and will be made available for download from the Apache site shortly.

ApacheCon 2000 status

If you've not booked your vacation for this year, consider a luxurious weekend at the glorious ApacheCon 2000 World Resort in the heart of Orlando, Florida. You'll be surrounded by all your favourite Apache characters (comedy ears and all), and have the opportunity to experience white-knuckle rides such as "The future of Apache after 2.0" and "Transparent Content Negotiation". And, if you book within the next week to receive your early-bird discount, you'll have enough money left over to spend the weekend at Disney World.

In The News

Inktomi verify Apache's lead

Inktomi is a company famous for its search engine technology that powers some of the world's largest Internet search engines. Their recent study obtained by trawling the web found over one billion unique pages. As part of the study they analysed the web servers in use and found Apache at just over 60%, or over 63% if all Apache-based servers are also included. This confirms the figures from other surveys recently published; Netcraft show Apache-based servers at 59% market share, and E-Soft at 55%.

Jakarta project announces new Tomcat

The Jakarta Project this week announced a new version of Tomcat, version 3.1 Milestone 1. Tomcat is the open source servlet container that runs within Apache to implement Java Servlets and JavaServer Pages. Tomcat is available for download.