This week the question was raised of when a stable Apache 2.0
release is going to be made. In Apache, as in most Open
Source projects, such questions have no real answer, although
several group members expressed the opinion that the API is
now stable enough that module authors can start porting
modules over from the Apache 1.3 interface - an important
milestone for the 2.0 project in gaining a wider user base.
Work on improving the handling of signals and server restarts
in 2.0 has continued with several commits from Jeff Trawick.
The 2.0.18 alpha release was made available for
The first ever Apache conference was held in October 1998 in
San Francisco. In 2000 there were two other highly successful
conferences in Orlando and England. Earlier this month
ApacheCon stormed Santa Clara. Now it's back to Europe for
the second conference in 2001.
The next ApacheCon will be held in Dublin, Ireland on the
15-17 October 2001. The conference follows hot on the heels
of ApacheCon in London last October and the recent ApacheCon
in Santa Clara, during which the Apache Web Server beta 2.0
was launched. The location for this ApacheCon couldn't be
better, being set in Ireland's largest hotel just minutes
away from the lively city centre, and with it's own night
club and Irish Cabaret.
Make a date in your diary, and stay tuned to Apache Week for
more information about the event. We'll be there to cover
ApacheCon as well as to drink our way through the Guinness.
Find out more at the conference web site, or
read our account of ApacheCon
2001 Santa Clara.
San Diego, California plays host to this conference between
July 23rd and 27th, and brings together the leaders of more
than 14 critical open source technologies - including Apache
- to give you an inside look at how to configure, optimise,
code, and manage them.
Apache Week will be there again this year (Read our account
of the 2000 convention). Notable Apache-bods on the
speakers list include Stas Bekman, Ryan Bloom, Ask Bjoern
Hansen, Rasmus Lerdorf, Doug MacEachern, and Jon Stevens. If
all those names are not enough to tempt you how about
a live debate between Microsoft and Open Source?
Register now, or find out more at the conference web
site. There is only a week left to qualify for the early
In this section we highlight some of the articles on the web
that are of interest to Apache users.
Interested in setting up your own Net radio stations? Start
then by reading this
introduction to mod_mp3, a
module that optimises the Apache Web server for streaming
MP3s. Although mod_mp3 is still in its infancy,
it already supports file-sharing and all the basic webcasting
functions, with many more ambitious features in the pipeline.
This second of a
three part Apache Web server tutorial talks briefly about
Apache DSO (Dynamic Shared Object) support and highlights the
importance of the sequence in which modules are loaded. It
then continues to describe all the directives in the main