A quiet week saw discussion about whether the -X
command-line argument should be brought back to Apache 2.0.
Currently, to run Apache 2.0 in single-process mode, the
following command must be used:
Many developers felt that the equivalent Apache 1.3
-X argument should be supported as well.
Debate about signal handling and server restarts has
continued; two ideas for re-design are being developed, and
some initial patches have been produced. Group members agreed
that another 2.0 beta release should be delayed until
restarts are working correctly, although some were urging for
an alpha release in the meantime.
Changes which went in to the CVS repository this week include
an update for TPF support in Apache 1.3 from David McCreedy,
and several commits from Cliff Woolley fixing bugs in the APR
In this section we highlight some of the articles on the web
that are of interest to Apache users.
eWEEK Labs' latest Web server benchmark tests show that
Apache 1.3.19 running on Linux displayed a huge 2.5 factor
speedup in just two years of development time.
"Migrating from Apache 1.3 to Apache 2.0", Ryan Bloom
shares his experience of porting the apache.org web server to
Apache 2.0 with O'Reilly ONLamp.com's readers. He gives some
tips on which Multiprocessing Module (MPM) to use,
implementing filters, and how to solve the problem of IPv6
part of a three part Apache Web server tutorial describes the
remaining directives of the main server configuration. It
also covers the basics of setting up a few virtual hosts.
The Developer Shed presents "Using PHP With XML" part
1 and part
2 which focus on how to use PHP to convert your XML data
into HTML. Users are assumed to be familiar with the basic
rules of XML markup, and PHP scripting. Two methods of
parsing XML data, SAX and DOM, are explained with simple
examples to demonstrate how to use them in your own