Re: mod_fastcgi

Gerardo Diaz Cuellar (gdiaz@blackbox.cegs.itesm.mx)
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 13:22:54 -0600 (GMT-0600)

Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 13:22:54 -0600 (GMT-0600)
From: Gerardo Diaz Cuellar <gdiaz@blackbox.cegs.itesm.mx>
To: Anthony Rumble <anthony@rumble.waratah.id.au>
Subject: Re: mod_fastcgi
In-Reply-To: <m0x9JpE-00031FC@jolt.mpx.com.au>
Message-Id: <Pine.NXT.3.91.970912132228.5526B-100000@blackbox>

perhaps Jonathan can apply these ideas to the archive hes is planing to make.


On Fri, 12 Sep 1997, Anthony Rumble wrote:

> The main thing thats causing all this confusion is the fact
> that there is no formal version control on the 
> archives or filenames. I have NO idea what
> version of the dev kit I have.. or what version of apache-fastcgi
> because every release is named the sam thing.. Iand usually you
> can't rely on the files contained within to determine
> the version number..
> 
> >From the readme of the apache-fastcgi I have a version 2.0b1 16 Apr 1997
> for the Whats new.. But is this the latest? There hasen't been
> a change since april? I doubt it..
> 
> Could we possibly take the ideas from say the CPAN project and
> take on their archive numbering scheme so that we have
> something in the order of apache-fastcgi-2.0b1.tar.gz
> 
> It means that when I look in an ftp site or http page, if I see
> a new version.. I know immediately that theres a new version..
> 
> It also means if there are unofficial releases, they can put something
> to tghe end of the version to indicate this..
> 
> At the moment were all flying blindly around wondering what patches
> were applied to what release.. an no one knows..
> 
> I know the version of the FCGI module (since it's a CPAN one)..
> I know the release of the sfio code.. and the perl release..
> but thats about where it ends..
> 
> > On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Gerardo Diaz Cuellar wrote:
> > 
> > > Ok, so which are the newest version which includes all the patches and 
> > > has everything fix? ON FCGI? and on PERL5 sfio?
> > > 
> > 
> > 	I guess i should clarify the issue here... there are 3 separate
> > parts here.. 
> > 	1.  mod_fastcgi module that implements FastCGI protocol 
> > functionality for   the apache server by translating HTTP requests into
> > FastCGI requests and back
> > 	2.    FCGI developer kit - which implements the protocol for the
> > FastCGI application.. this covers overwriting stdio routines, FCGX_* 
> > functions, etc.
> > 	3.  Application libraries which allow implementation of the 
> > of the FastCGI applications in the language other than C.  They are build
> > on top of the FCGX_* routines.
> > 
> > 	I (personally) am dealing with (1) only and am not involved
> > in anything else.. (no time)
> > 	
> > 	(2) is still "maintined" by OpenMarket, but as far as I know,
> > the accept() fix was NOT put in the latest developer kit (i may be
> > mistaken, so Roy, if you can check it against whatever is on the 
> > website www.fastcgi.com... would appreacite it).
> > 
> > 	As for the (3), most of the libraries are still provides by
> > OpenMarket, with the following exceptions:
> > 	There are some changes for Java code to make it work with 1.2
> > release of JDK (or is it 1.1.3 ?)
> > 	Perl-FCGI module, which is maintained by Sven. Latest version
> > is .031 i think.
> > 
> > 	So, the whole purpose of this letter is ... next time when
> > you reporting problems/requesting enhancements/just baabbling, make
> > sure to report with one of the 3 items above you are 
> > referring to...
> > 
> > 					Stanley.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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