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
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
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.