Apache Week
   
   Issue 268, 26th October 2001:  

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Under development

Following up on last week's work testing and fixing bugs in 2.0, the live site at apache.org is now running a 2.0 development snapshot from CVS. There has been no further discussion on plans for the next public beta release, the last beta being back in March this year.

Brad Nicholes from Novell has been committing code recently get Apache 2.0 working on the Netware platform. Demonstrating the highly portable code base, the changes made are to add a new MPM module which uses the Netware threads interface, and to make the necessary alterations in the APR portability layer.


Featured articles

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

"JSP Quick-Start Guide" has been updated recently for use with Apache 1.3.22, Tomcat 4.0.1, and mod_webapp which is the new Apache connector module for Tomcat 4.x. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to set up and run a JSP-enabled server under Windows. By the end of this, you'll have a basic JSP page working smoothly.

Petr Hrebejk and Tim Boudreau pinpoint the reasons for the growing popularity of open-source software among corporate IT departments in "The coming open monopoly in software". They analyse the economics of software by examining Microsoft's position, the viewpoint of other big companies, and they believe that eventually an open monopoly will emerge where barriers to vendors' participation and influence will disappear. This article is cited by some readers as a must-read for CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, and CTOs.

PHP's Pear is the counterpart of Perl's CPAN but do you know this? If the answer is no, why not take a peek at Pear: the PHP Extension and Add-On Repository? Meanwhile on Zend, John Craig guides you on how to use the output from other Web sites in your own PHP scripts. The example provided translates phrases to multiple languages easily without requiring the PHP programmers to know any of the languages themselves.


Apache Week giveaway

We received just under 900 entries to our recent competition, although 2 people got the answer wrong and there were 5 pieces of spam which goes to show how quickly email address harvesting robots get to work on a site. Congratulations to the four lucky winners chosen at random; Klaus Johannes Rusch (Austria), Chase Phillips (IL USA), Russ Witte (CA USA), and Bent Slottved (Denmark).

Thanks also for the many comments that were sent in, our favourites included the 1 line answer followed by 62 lines of disclaimer text, and the comment that the Internet Information Server "will do what it name says very well...it will supply wholesale information stored on it with or without the administrator's consent". Congratulations to Robin Jackson of MT USA, who sent in that comment, we sent him a spare copy of the book.

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