Dagens mjukvara utan tvekan! Apache 2.0 är äntligen (inte för att nuvarande suger men ändå) ute och nyheterna är:
On Unix systems with POSIX threads support, Apache can now run in a hybrid multiprocess, multithreaded mode. This improves scalability for many, but not all configurations.
New Build System
The build system has been rewritten from scratch to be based on autoconf and libtool. This makes Apache´s configuration system more similar to that of other packages.
Apache now has some of the infrastructure in place to support serving multiple protocols. mod_echo has been written as an example.
Better support for non-Unix platforms
Apache 2.0 is faster and more stable on non-Unix platforms such as BeOS, OS/2, and Windows. With the introduction of platform-specific multi-processing modules (MPMs) and the Apache Portable Runtime (APR), these platforms are now implemented in their native API, avoiding the often buggy and poorly performing POSIX-emulation layers.
New Apache API
The API for modules has changed significantly for 2.0. Many of the module-ordering/-priority problems from 1.3 should be gone. 2.0 does much of this automatically, and module ordering is now done per-hook to allow more flexibility. Also, new calls have been added that provide additional module capabilities without patching the core Apache server.
On systems where IPv6 is supported by the underlying Apache Portable Runtime library, Apache gets IPv6 listening sockets by default. Additionally, the Listen, NameVirtualHost, and <VirtualHost> directives support IPv6 numeric address strings (e.g., "Listen [fe80::1]:8080").
Apache modules may now be written as filters which act on the stream of content as it is delivered to or from the server. This allows, for example, the output of CGI scripts to be parsed for Server Side Include directives using the INCLUDES filter in mod_include.
Multilanguage Error Responses
Error response messages to the browser are now provided in several languages, using SSI documents. They may be customized by the administrator to achieve a consistent look and feel.
Many confusing directives have been simplified. The often confusing Port and BindAddress directives are gone; only the Listen directive is used for IP address binding; the ServerName directive specifies the server name and port number only for redirection and vhost recognition.
Native Windows NT Unicode Support
Apache 2.0 on Windows NT now uses utf-8 for all filename encodings. These directly translate to the underlying Unicode file system, providing multilanguage support for all Windows NT-based installations, including Windows 2000 and Windows XP. This support does not extend to Windows 95, 98 or ME, which continue to use the machine´s local codepage for filesystem access.
Utöver detta är många moduler förbättrade.
Någon som vågar installera i OS X? (Kaboom... :eek: ) Personligen avvaktar jag en stund.
[ 09 April 2002: Meddelandet ändrat av: Jon Adolfsson ]