Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.9 (Released 20th August 1999)
Apache 1.3.9 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.3.6 and earlier on Unix systems should upgrade to this
version. Users of Apache on Windows can now upgrade to Apache
1.3.9 avoiding the previous problems with Apache 1.3.6. Read
to 1.3.9 for information about changes between 1.3.6 and
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.9 will be made available in
the apply_to_1.3.9 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.
A set of patches have been submitted that port Apache 1.3.9
to run on Unix System Services on the IBM OS/390 platform. As
with the B2000 and TPF ports, this is another EBCDIC based
operating system. These patches may be applied to the 1.3
The second official Apache conference, ApacheCon 2000, takes
place March 8th-10th 2000 in Orlando, Florida. Apache Week is
a sponsor of ApacheCon 2000 and will keep you updated on
conference news between now and March.
schedule for the conference has been updated this week
and contains more details of the sessions on offer and
Hotwired's WebMonkey site recently examined scripting
languages in their article,
"Server-Side Scripting Shootout". They talk to four site
developers who each have their personal favourite from PHP,
ASP, ColdFusion and Perl.
This week, Salon Magazine takes a look at how close the net
came to being ruled by Microsoft in
"How The Web Was Almost Won". The informative article
examines the market position of Apache and how the
foundations of the the web could have evolved completely
differently without it.
"The Apache Group's firm embrace of open standards is one
of the great unsung stories of the Web, and a key part of the
magic that has kept its innovation alive.".
The popular Slashdot site
recently opened a news section dedicated
to Apache and related technologies. It is frequently
updated and allows readers to comment on the stories and news
items it features.
There have been a few changes this month to Apache Week. We
have teamed up with the O'Reilly network and
are running an extra advert banner and more external
advertising. The content, editorial control, and impartiality
have not been changed, and we'll be using the revenue we get
from the advertising to fund more in-depth articles and
features, as well as contributing a percentage direct to the
Apache Software Foundation.