Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.0 (Released 6th June 1998) (local download
Apache 1.3.0 is now the current stable release. Users of
Apache 1.2.6 and earlier should look at upgrading to this
version, which provides additional features and has been
subject to extensive testing.
The bugs listed below now include a link to the entry in the
Apache bug database where the problem is being tracked. These
entries are called "PR"s (Problem Reports). Some bugs do not
correspond to problem reports if they are found by
These bugs have been found in 1.3.0 and will be fixed in
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.
Autoindex could display the ReadmeName file in the directory
listing because it uses exact (case sensitive) matching,
but Windows file systems are not case-sensitive.
Update configure to
avoid problems on SunOS 4.1.3 and NCR SysV systems.
Fix compilation on ARM Linux.
Support dynamic module loading on OpenBSD 1.* as well as
configure now creates
a config.status file
containing the configuration used.
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.0 will be made available in
the apply_to_1.3.0 subdirectory of the patches
directory on the Apache site. Some new features and other
unofficial patches are available in the 1.3
patches directory. For details of all previously reported
bugs, see the Apache bug database and
bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are
answered in the Apache FAQ.
The next planned release will be 1.3.1 which will contain
mainly bug fixes for 1.3.0, with a few minor additional
features. There may be a beta period for 1.3.1, but
this has not yet been decided.
A new section directive has been added. Any directives
contained with a <IfDefine name >...
will only be processed if Apache is started with a
line option. This can allow a single configuration file to be
used for multiple servers.
PC Week report on the release of Apache 1.3.0 for Windows, in
Apache opens Windows. They suggest, quite reasonably,
that windows users treat this release as a beta, suitable for
evaluation but probably not for critical systems.
NewMedia.com selected Apache for the NewMedia Hyper Award for
web server software in the "Web
Development: Software of the Year" category.
IBM have announced that they will be using Apache as the web
server in a new line of commerce applications. This makes IBM
the latest and largest of a growing line of companies which
are building businesses and product lines based on Apache.
This story was widely reported in the media. For example,
IBM to Adopt Apache as Preferred E-commerce Web Server
(Industry Standard), IBM
backs freeware Apache in new app server (PC Week Online)
fuels "freeware" efforts (C|Net) and
IBM Picks Apache (Wired News).