[nycbug-talk] apache stability
jpb at sixshooter.v6.thrupoint.net
Mon Jan 24 22:08:20 EST 2005
* Pete Wright <pete at finn.nomadlogic.org> [2005-01-23 21:51]:
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 07:15:06PM -0500, Jim Brown wrote:
> > * lists at genoverly.net <lists at genoverly.net> [2005-01-23 08:04]:
> > >
> > > On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 22:55:37 -0500
> > > "steve" <steve at n2sw.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > In your opinion is apache2 ready for production use, am looking at a
> > > > setup that includes php, perl, and ssl.
> > >
> > > As already stated, people run both for different reasons. I tried 2 a
> > > while back but had problems with PHP. I have not re-tried in over a
> > > year, so things may have changed. 1.3 is rock solid and tested, and
> > > has been scrutinized by the security conscience for a long time. If
> > > it is OpenBSD you will run 1.3.
> > >
> > More specifically, it's 1.3.29 and frozen there. See the slashdot
> > story at http://apache.slashdot.org/apache/04/06/07/1621254.shtml?tid=2&tid=7
> > and the OBSD list discussion at
> > http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/openbsd/2004-06/0448.html
> > Bummer...
> depending on which side of the debate you are on this may be a good thing. i'm
> personally leaning towards this being a good move by the openbsd team, as i really
> do think the new apache lisc. is much less free than the original lisc. anyway
> just my 2bits ;)
I applaud OpenBSD for taking a stance on free licenses, yes. But I'm
disappointed as I watch them get further and further away from production
releases the rest of the world is using.
There is really no good choice here. OBSD certainly can't spend scarce
resources to keep Apache (and other good software) up to date in their
own sources. But the rest of the world moves on. Soon, those
versions will be *way* out of date, and won't work with other software.
I'm feeling this pain right now. I want to put up a web site on OBSD.
What server should I use? Apache 1.3.29? 1.3.31? thttpd?
(Note, I run thttpd elsewhere and I do like it.)
No clear answers I'm afraid. What I'm really concerned about is that this
will start to come up over and over again.
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