Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.1 (Released 22nd July 1998)
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
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
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.
The mod_status module,
which provides an HTML page showing the current status of the
Apache server, is now a "base" module. That is, it will be
included in any binary builds and will be included in a build
from source unless the Configuration file is modified.
Previously mod_status was not a base module because it had a
performance impact on the server. Now the module can be
turned on or off with the new ExtendedStatus directive, which
defaults to off. So unless the directive is changed, having
mod_status in the binary does not have a performance impact
(other than the larger executable size).
If a CGI program run on an EBCDIC system provides output in
ASCII, Apache will now notice and log an error message.
When Apache exits, it will remove the file containing the
parent server's PID (usually logs/httpd.pid). This will prevent
scripts which use the contents of the file from possibly
signalling the wrong process, if Apache is not running. See
The next release of Apache will compile and run on Mac OS X
IBM vice president of
Internet Technology John Patrick, Yahoo, Inc. co-founder David
Filo, author and critic Bruce Sterling, and Internet
entrepreneur John Gilmore will be featured as keynote
speakers at the forthcoming ApacheCon 98 conference to be
held October 14-16 at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers.
Produced by C2Net Software and sponsored in part by IBM, Covalent Technologies,
CNET Builder.com, Netcraft Ltd and Critical Path,
ApacheCon '98 is the first-ever conference specifically
created for the users and developers of the Apache web
server. Four concurrent tracks of conference sessions will
address various topics relevant to the Apache community and
will include case studies showcasing how the Apache web
server has been successfully deployed to achieve business and
technical goals for Internet, intranet, extranet and
e-commerce applications. ApacheCon '98 attendees will learn
new ways to fine-tune the Apache web server and the latest
information on how to keep their web-based systems secure.
Conference attendees will also be able to meet with the
Apache Group members and top web designers and systems
engineers from around the world.
recently described the Apache web server as "a technical
marvel that commands more than 50% of the booming market for
web server software." The Apache Group was identified in the
same article as, "an example of the informality that rules
the freeware world." Forbes recognized the Apache web server
model of open-source software development as a methodology
that is more efficient at improving software products than
the typical single-source approach. Such collaborative models
of programming promise to play a critical role in shaping
development and use of computer software in every facet of
the computer industry and in businesses throughout the world.
The reduced registration fee of $995 is still available until
22nd September. After that it goes to the standard
rate of $1295 and rooms in the hotel currently set aside for
ApacheCon attendees but not reserved will become available to
the general public.
For more information about ApacheCon 98, see www.apachecon.com.