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
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
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.
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
More details of the release are covered in
an article from ZDNet.
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
Apache Site: www.apache.org/httpd
Release: 1.3.12 (Released 25th February
Alpha: 2.0a3 (Released 28th April 2000) (local download
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
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
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
Web Developer (Metro
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.