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