Apache Week
Issue 142, 11thDecember1998:

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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.

Bugs in 1.3.3

These bugs have been found in 1.3.3 and will be fixed in the next release.

  • ./configure could get confused when trying to configure a modules whose name is part of another module's name (for example, modules named fastcgi and cgi). PR#3380.
  • mod_perl was not properly disabling <!--#perl sub=... --> when IncludesNoExec option was set. PR#3502.

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.

Creating a shadow build tree

Using ./configure -shadow it is possible to make Apache build all its object files and executables in a new subdirectory. The name of this subdirectory is based on the current operating system. This option can be used when the source is shared amongst multiple machines (for example, if it is shared with NFS in order to build Apache on multiple platforms).

From the next release it will also be possible to specify the exact location of the "shadow" build tree, which could be outside of the Apache source directory. This is done with this syntax:

  ./configure --shadow=DIR

where DIR is the directory to use to build Apache.

Apache market share increasing faster than other servers

The December Netcraft Web Server Survey shows that Apache has once again increased its market share more than any other major server. Now the number of Apache servers is 53.78% (in absolute terms, that is just under 2 million servers at 1,984,240), which is up 0.76% from last month. Microsoft has a share of 23.68% (873,608 servers), up 0.26%. If the figure for Apache includes servers which are known to be derived from the Apache code, the total for Apache is 57.85%.