Apache Week
   
   Issue 199, 19th May 2000:  

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In this issue


ApacheCon 2000 Europe

If you missed the opportunity to visit ApacheCon in Orlando back in March, then never fear. The Apache Software Foundation have announced that ApacheCon Europe 2000 will take place at the end of October at Olympia, London.

If you have an overwhelming desire to give a tutorial, present a paper, or make a speech, the call for papers is underway. Planning is in progress for several tracks and over 40 sessions, with relevant topics including security, e-commerce, scripting languages, and performance issues.

To catch the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise, you'll need to register at the ApacheCon Europe 2000 site. If you are accepted, you'll get a trip to London and be eligible for expenses and an honorarium of US$100 per hour - although they might realise we use pounds over here before October.


Featured Articles

The Developer Shed reported that Wrox Press have made their Apache developers' book, "Professional Apache" available online - in part at least. It's targetted at anyone who needs to get serious performance out of their Apache web server and covers a variety of topics from getting the installation right to fault tolerance and clustering.

Published in November 1999, "Professional Apache" retails for US$49.99, and we will be taking a more in-depth look at the book in the next few weeks. The excerpt, Improving Apache's performance, is available from the Wrox Press website. Thanks to our colleagues at Wrox Press, we have got five copies of this book up for grabs in next week's issue.

Last week we pointed to a tip on getting Win32 Apache working with FrontPage 2000, by running the Apache and FrontPage servers together and making them share the same document root. Paul Heinlein contacted us with his solution, using the proxy module and Rewrite rules.


In the news

Apache for IA-64

Red Hat Inc. this week released public alpha code of a full version of Linux for Intel's new IA-64 Itanium processor. The release of the software combined with the release of Intel's "Itanium Processor Microarchitecture Reference" gives developers access to all the information they need to start working on Itanium development.

In fact there is already a version of Apache bundled as part of the alpha package. This means that from the outset, Apache developers will have a head-start in developing modules and applications for a 64-bit Apache.

Michael Pope, Intel's director of e-Business Solutions Marketing, said, "This release will enable the open-source Linux community to accelerate their development of advanced server and workstation applications for Itanium processor based systems."

More details of the release are covered in an article from ZDNet.

Final release of Apache JServ, 1.1.1

The final release, version 1.1.1, of Apache JServ was announced this week. All future development will be concentrated on the Tomcat/Catalina Servlet Engine which supports the latest Servlet API and JSP specifications. The Java Apache Project and the Jakarta Apache Project will eventually merge together.


Apache status

Apache Site: www.apache.org/httpd
Release: 1.3.12 (Released 25th February 2000) (local download sites)
Beta: None
Alpha: 2.0a3 (Released 28th April 2000) (local download sites)

Apache 1.3.12 is the current stable release. Users of Apache 1.3.11 and earlier on Unix and Windows systems should upgrade to this version. Read the Guide to 1.3.12, 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.


Apache-related jobs

This occasional section contains short announcements of jobs which require significant Apache experience. To see more jobs or find out how to submit your vacancy visit the Apache Week Jobs section.

Server UI Engineer (San Mateo, CA)
This position will involve working on the UI of the AvantGo server products which are scalable, robust, and run on multiple platforms. A BS in an engineering field and three years prior experience in web engineering is required. Experience with Apache, MySQL, Unix, and mod_perl are highly desirable.
Web Developer (Metro New York)
Representing clients ranging from tiny start ups to major banks and brokerages eager for c/c++/UNIX/OO/Java/apache developers. Permanent and consulting at all levels. Attractive global opportunities for developers wishing to travel 60% with financial company backgrounds.

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