Apache Site: www.apache.org
Bugs in 1.2.4:
Release: 1.2.4 (Released 22nd August 1997) (local download
Alpha: 1.3a1 (Released 23rd July 1997) (local download
There is a problem reported on Linux where a child can get
stuck in a loop, continually reporting select errors.
Inetd mode uses timeouts without correctly setting them up.
Inetd mode should always be avoided.
Bugs fixed in 1.3:
Apache did not recognise all possible redirect HTTP status
codes on CGI used in server-side include documents. It
previously only recognised temporary redirects.
The RedirectMatch directive was not properly
escaping it's result
The directory indexing module, mod_autoindex, now handles
descriptions containing entity names (like < to
display the < character) correctly. It has also been
fixed to improve handling of truncating descriptions that
are too long to display.
The imagemap module, mod_imap, now ignores methods other
than GET. This allows other actions such as PUT to be
handled by other modules.
The server-side includes module, mod_include, would fail
when parsing certain expressions using && and ||
Apache 1.2.4 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.2.3 and earlier should upgrade to this version. The next
release will be 1.3. The first beta of 1.3 will be available
around the first week of October. An alpha test release of 1.3
is available now for compilation and testing on Windows 95 and
compilation and testing on Windows 95 and NT systems.
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.2.4 may be made available in the
to 1.2.4 directory on the Apache site. Some new features
and other unofficial patches are available in the 1.2
patches directory. For details of all previously reported
bugs, see the Apache bug database and
bugs pages. Also many common configuration questions are
answered in the Apache FAQ.
Development has slowed down over the last week to prepare for
the release of Apache 1.3b1. This release is expected around
the first week of October.
ZD Internet Magazine has a
brief review of Apache 1.2 together with a comparison
between six Web servers including three running on NT in the
Look Who's Serving the Web. Apache does not come out well
in their survey, and suprisingly the NT servers are
recommended for sites where performance matters. The 11th
July 1997 issue of Apache Week gives hints for tuning
Apache to get the best performance for busy sites.
In another ZDNet story, Apache is praised as The
World's Cheapest Web Server. The World's Most Popular Web
Server. (Psst! It's the Same One!). This article mentions
that one of the reasons Webmasters choose Apache is that it
is scalable and used by many of the world's biggest and most
demanding Web sites.