Apache Week
   
   Issue 127, 28th August 1998:  

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The next version of Apache 1.3.2 should be released in the next two weeks. This version contains a range of bug fixes compared to 1.3.1, as well as some minor new features. It will also feature better ways to prevent denial of service attacks based on sending large requests.


Apache Status

Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.1 (Released 22nd July 1998) (local download sites)
Beta: None

Apache 1.3.1 is 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 developers.

Bugs in 1.3.1

These bugs have been found in 1.3.1 and will be fixed in the next version.

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.

Windows-specific Bugs

  • If the client goes away, CGI programs will not notice. This can lead to CGI programs getting stuck in a "zombie" like state. PR#2884, PR#2900, PR#2910.

Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.1 will be made available in the apply_to_1.3.1 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 known bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are answered in the Apache FAQ.

Better support for profiling

In the next release, Apache will have better support for profiling. A new directive GprogDir can be used to specify where profiling files from child processes are saved. If not given, the directory logs under the server root is used. Note that this behaviour is only enabled if Apache is compiled with the new -DGPROF define.


Apache Conference in October

The Apache Group is organising the first ever conference dedicated to Apache, which will be held in San Francisco this October. ApacheCon 98 is aimed at both Apache developers and Apache users. The tracks planned for the conference cover dymanic content, performance tuning, security and case studies. The conference will also feature a trade show.

For more information, see www.apachecon.com. As well as attending, there are opportunities to exhibit at the trade show, become a sponsor, or submit a paper to be presented.


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