Apache Week
   
   Issue 138, 13th November 1998:  

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Apache Status

Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.3 (Released 9th October 1998) (local download sites)
Beta: None

Apache 1.3.3 is the current stable release. Users of Apache 1.2.6 and earlier should look at upgrading to this version. Read Guide to 1.3.3 for information about changes between 1.2 and 1.3.3.


Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.3 will be made available in the apply_to_1.3.3 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.

gcc 2.8.1 problems on IRIX

Compiling Apache with gcc version 2.8.1 can cause problems on IRIX. This is because programs compiled with gcc 2.8.1 may not work with system libraries compiled with the Irix compiler. Two effects noticed so far are that Apache compiled with gcc 2.8.1 would log client IP addresses as "255.255.255.255" and locking between processes using semaphores does not work. In the next version of Apache, configuration will default to using the system C compiler (cc) even if gcc is available. See PR#2469, PR#2829.

More MIME Types

The sample file containing MIME types, conf/mime.types, has been updated to contain all the currently known MIME types.


Netcraft Survey Shows Apache Still Increasing Lead

The latest Netcraft Server Survey shows that Apache is still by far the most widely used server, with 53.02% of surveyed sites. If software based on Apache is also included, this goes up to 57.01%. This compares to Microsoft on 23.42% and Netscape on 7.09%. Compared to last month's figures, Apache is up by 0.71 and Microsoft up by 0.54.

Netcraft's interactive query form for finding out what software a site is using now also reports the operating system in use, if possible.


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