Version 1.0.3 is the current public release. The next version
will be 1.1, initially as a beta release (1.1b1).
Actually, it is not really a bug, just an unexpected
'feature'. A few users have found problems getting Apache to
serve up their Shockwave movies. The problem only occurs if a
server is using the "XBITHACK" directive option. When set,
this directive tells Apache that all files that are
executable (have their executable bits set) can contain
server-side-includes -- even if the file contains Shockwave
data! The problem is that the file, after parsing, is served
up as type 'text/html', rather than it's original mime type.
The fix to be included in 1.1 is to only parse files which
start out as type text/html, and leave all other file types
alone. In the meantime, the workaround is to remove the
executable bits on files that are not served correctly.
This list gives features that have been added to the 1.1
developers version over the last week.
Keeping track of Apache's performance is going to be easier
in 1.1, with the new statistics module now under
development. The current version shows state of the Apache
server processes and CPU overheads, and there is a graphing
program to display statistics over a period of time.
A bunch of new CGI scripts are going to be bundled with
Apache 1.1. These currently include an animation script and
a "random link" selector.
Updated Language Negotiation
The filename checking functions of Apache have been
rewritten so that the order of filename extensions are
irrelevant. So x.html.en.Z is the same as x.en.Z.html, a
compressed, English HTML file.
In each issue we've listed the new features planned and being
developed. Now here is a handy summary of everything that's
probably going to be in 1.1, so far.
New Imagemap module that can create menus for non-graphic
Persistant Conections ("Keep-Alive"s)
Proxy and Caching module
New and improved CGI scripts
New icons and "powered-by" logo
CERN Metafile support
New authentication modules (Berkeley DB, mSQL, anonymous
MD5 Authentication support
Performance upgrade by using shared memory for the process
Updated Cookie module to work with other site cookies
Hostname DNS lookups are configurable
CGI variables are passed to Server-side-includes
Improved UserDirectory mapping allowing searching multiple
paths and redirection
Caching of .htaccess files to improve performance
Buffered input/output routines
Fix XBITHACK problem with non HTML files
API change to allow removal of internal MIME types