The popular and extensive Web site
survey run by Netcraft found that Apache is nearly the
most popular Web server. The NCSA server has 28.2% of the
market, Apache has 27.8%.
Apache Module Registry
A module registry site with mailing list was set up to
track the standard and third-party plug-in modules that are
being written for Apache. The registry is not fully
completed so it's URL will be held over until next week.
Verisign have now agreed to sign certificates for the Apache-SSL-US product.
This means that users in Canada and the USA can now obtain
a Secure Server product based on Apache. A new version of
Apache-SSL (1.0.3a) was released for users outside the USA.
The DLD module allows dynamic loading of modules at
runtime. Patches were submitted to extend the module to
allow the dynamic removal of modules as well. Another patch
was submitted to enable DLD to run with ELF Linux. Using
dynamic loading allows you to remove a module, make changes
to it, and add it again without stopping or disrupting the
The new (1.1) imagemap module should solve a lot of the
problems that occur with browsers that do not support
images. An Internet
Draft is being written that discusses how such servers
and clients should gracefully handle imagemaps.
Developers Revision Control Systems
A great deal of discussion took place about the new CVS
procedure used by the Apache group for developing code. The
impact on Apache users should be that new features will get
added and released in a much shorter time than before.
Netscape announced their version 2.0 commercial Web server,
FastTrack. The server has SSL capability and is priced