Apache Week
Issue 154, 19thMarch1999:

Copyright 2020 Red Hat, Inc

In this issue

Apache Status

Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.4 (Released 11th January 1999) (local download sites)
Beta: None

Apache 1.3.4 is the current stable release. Users of Apache 1.3.3 and earlier should look at upgrading to this version. Read the Guide to 1.3.4 for information about changes between 1.3.3 and 1.3.4 and between 1.2 and 1.3.4.

Bugs in 1.3.4

These bugs have been found in 1.3.4 and will be fixed in the next release.

  • The default method of locking between processes on Linux has been changed from flock and fcntl, because of possible instability with flock in some kernel versions. PR#3531.

Under Development

Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.4 will be made available in the apply_to_1.3.4 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.

More Start menu options on Windows

From the next release, Apache will add a few more Start menu options. Currently, it creates options to start Apache as a console application and to install Apache as a service (usable on NT only). In the next release, there will also be options to stop a currently running Apache console application, and to uninstall the Apache service (NT only).

In addition to the new options, the Apache binary will contain an icon (consisting of a small version of the Apache feather) to make the options look nicer on the Start menu.

Apache Wins Award

Apache has been named the Datamation Product of the Year in the Electronic Commerce and Extranets category.