The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today announced the first public beta release of Apache Web Server 2.0. The announcement came during ApacheCon 2001, which is happening this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.
Apache 2.0 sports enhancements and performance improvements over version 1.3 currently in distribution. Changes to 2.0 include support for threaded processing, and the addition of Apache Portable Run-time, which enables the software to be ported to more platforms. Apache 2.0 also includes support for filtered I/O modules to modify the output of other modules before it is sent to the client. Support for IPv6, the next version of the Internet protocol, is also included.
ASF indicates that the Apache team has tested the beta on a variety of operating systems, including Mac OS X. The company indicates that Apache is the most popular Web server on the Internet, and has been since April of 1996.
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