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From "Jack L. Stone" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 1.3 vs 2.0
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2004 01:05:56 GMT
At 07:40 PM 3.1.2004 -0500, you wrote:
>On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
>> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, Wayne Cox wrote:
>> > Usually I go for the "latest & greatest" version;  but I really just
need a
>> > simple, stripped down lean & mean server.  So I'm wondering if 1.3 is
>> > substantially faster or smaller or something else advantageous for me?
>> I'd basically say the opposite of other answers here.  Apache 1.3.x is a
>> proven and stable codebase.  Unless you need some of the features in
>> 2.0.x, stick with 1.3.x.
>Did you say the same thing to people asking you whether they should
>upgrade from php2 to php3 to php4 to php5 Rasmus?
>I think the implication that 2.0 is not "proven and stable" is rather
>unfair and untrue.  It will never be as stable as 1.3, of course, simply
>for the reason that there is very little active development of 1.3.
>Even if you don't need any of the many new features in 2.0, you should be
>aware that almost all development work goes into that codebase.  So if you
>are starting out and you want a server with an easy upgrade path to future
>enhancements, you should go with 2.0.  That is why I recommend it over
>Of course, if you already have a 1.3 install and you are happy with it,
>then there is no particular reason to upgrade until you need those

No doubt this is a common question, but is there a good URL that presents a
good summary of the "enhancements?"

Thanks for the tips....

Best regards,
Jack L. Stone,

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