Apache Site: www.apache.org/httpd
Release: 1.3.12 (Released 25th February
Alpha: 2.0a6 (Released 18th August 2000)
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
We last reported on changes and fixes to Apache 1.3.12 in
July (Apache Week issue 206).
Since then there have been a number of additions and fixes
LinuxWorld report this week that
"Murdoch's News Interactive Commits to Open Source". News
Interactive is the online arm of News Corporation and has
over 100 servers and 20 web sites in Australia. But cost was
not a factor that determined their use of Apache:
"News Interactive has complete control and confidence when
it uses open source solutions, because it's all there --
nothing is hidden.... You can put your trust in open
In this section we highlight some of the articles on the web
that are of interest to Apache users.
If you fancy contributing to the Apache Web Server project
but programming is not your field, now there is a chance for
you to be involved in the Apache Web Server Documentation
Project which started in July 2000. Apache Today brings you
article about this subproject and shows you how your
effort could improve the documentation of the most popular
open-source HTTP server.
In Aug 2000, (Apache Week issue
212), we mentioned that the biggest new feature in Apache
2.0 alpha 6 is initial support for filtering. Now that the
Apache developers have designed and written some filters for
Apache 2.0, in his new
"Filtering I/O in Apache 2.0" series, Ryan Bloom explains
how it works, how modules can make use of it, and the basic
concepts for writing filters.
Since its inception in May 2000, the Developer Shed's
continuing Perl 101 series have finally moved beyond writing
basic Perl programs to writing
CGI scripts in Perl. It starts off with an explanation of
the hash variable (variable name beginning with a % symbol).
Movie buffs will simply love the given examples.