Apache Week
   
   Issue 254, 13th July 2001:  

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In this issue


After the problems with the pre-release of 2.0.19 which were discovered last week, Ryan Bloom rolled a 2.0.20 tarball ready for more testing. This tarball suffered from some compilation errors on Windows, and it was also reported that the graceful restart issues are still not solved.

A serious bug with Apache 2.0 on Windows was tracked down, which can eventually cause the server to stop serving requests after a child process (such as a CGI script) crashes unexpectedly. It was suspected but not confirmed that this problem also affects the Windows port of Apache 1.3.

Also this week: Some preliminary patches to get the SSL module for Apache 2.0 working have been submitted. A new ASF project is being set up to develop a test suite for the Apache httpd server. The APR list is hosting ever increasing volumes of traffic discussing the SMS modular memory system.


Featured articles

In this section we highlight some of the articles on the web that are of interest to Apache users.

"Sending MIME e-mail from PHP" part 1 and part 2 look at a HTML MIME e-mail script using PHP. The first article starts off with the basics of the MIME protocol and the second article continues with exploring how the various multipart formats can add more functionality to your e-mail messages.

The Developer Shed demonstrates how you can make use of open-source tools like PHP and mySQL to build a Web-based recruitment application in "The Perfect Job" part 1 and part 2. Novice and intermediate programmers are guided all the way from writing the initial functional specification to developing PHP scripts to display job listings, accept user applications, and store these applications in the database.


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