Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.2.4 (Released 22nd August 1997)
Beta: 1.3b2 (Released 16th October 1997)
Apache 1.3 is now in beta test. The most recent release is
1.3b2 (there was no 1.3b1). This is available in source form
for both Unix and Windows 95/NT. It was hoped to get a binary
release for Windows, but this is likely to be available for
the next beta because of a number of important bugs found and
fixed in 1.3b2.
A new beta, 1.3b3, is now expected sometime in the
not-too-distant future. This will contain many bug fixes,
some portablitity fixes, and support compilation on OS/2. It
will also attempt to fix the problem seen on Windows where
only 16kB of a file is sent, which some users have reported.
The Windows version will also perfrom better error checks
while sending data.
These bugs have been found and fixed in 1.3b3.
Because of the major differences between Windows and Unix,
these are separated into bugs which affect Windows systems
only, and other bugs (which may affect Windows as well). Unix
users can ignore the bugs listed in the Windows section.
Long URLs may cause Apache to crash.
Year 2100 bug in the mod_usertrack log file
Does not compile on OS/2. The OS/2 support in the code has
now been updated.
Configure does not work on MachTen.
Solaris 2.6 can get stuck, accepting requests but not
serving them. This is because it uses pthread "mutexes"
instead of a lock file, but there was a case that could
cause a child to die while it owned the mutex. This is
fixed by blocking signals and freeing the mutex when
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 couple of weeks to
prepare for the release of Apache 1.3. Now that the first
beta is out, Apache is in a "feature freeze" where no new
features will be added. The only changes from now on will be
The command httpd -c gives the version number of
Apache. In a future beta this may be extended to also give
the compilation date and time. A new option, -V,
may also be added to give more complete compilation
A new document has been added to the Apache site about tuning
HP-UX. Performance tuning hints for other operating
systems are also available.
The latest Netcraft Server Survey
shows Apache servers run on at least 44.74% of the world's
Internet sites. The changes in share are very small this
month, with Apache up 0.88, Microsoft up 0.36 and Netscape
down 0.19. Since people have the Apache source, they can
change the indentification string used by the survey to
something other than "Apache". If all servers which have
different names but are known to be based on Apache are
included, Apache now has 49.97% of the sites surveyed.
The mailing list for people interested in using Java servlets
with Apache has moved. Details are available from the
Java/Apache homepage at http://java.apache.org.
The Apache Commerce Survey is still running to find out how
Apache is being used in business and commerce. Please take a
few moments to fill out the survey. There are only 11
questions, and the information should give us a much better
idea of how Apache is being used.
This survey is being run jointly by Apache Week and SOMA MarketNet, a market
research organisation focused on information technology.
Anyone taking part in the survey can get the full results
from SOMA, and Apache Week will summarise the results once
they have been tabulated.
Please enter the survey at http://www.soma-esurvey.com/.