Long time... no update
By comand on Apr 27, 2005
Yes, I realize it's been quite a while since my last update. Shame on me. However, things have been busy lately -- so much so that writing a blog entry was the last thing on my mind. Unfortunately, there are times when I just can't blog what I'm doing. Either that or I get lazy, take your pick. I'm not going to promise to update my blog daily this time, in hopes that the Universe won't hear me and give me even more work to do (jinx).
Now that I'm in one of the relatively few non-hectic periods in my career, in between major projects, I do have some time to update. I've updated several of the packages I maintain on Blastwave. The most significant is Apache 2.0.54, which is now split out to allow users to select either the prefork or worker multi-processing modules (MPM). This is a long standing request from the user community, who would like to run PHP, but are not quite ready to run it on the threaded worker MPM which was the default compiled-in MPM in the last Blastwave apache2 release. The default out of the box for Apache 2 is prefork, and so the default for Blastwave apache2 will revert to prefork. Those who don't rely on non-threadsafe third-party PHP libraries can continue to run their code on the worker MPM, if desired.
A new build of Subversion 1.1.4 using berkeleydb 4.3.27 will be released later this week as well, which should provide some performance and administrative benefits (e.g. automatically removing unused dblogs). XChat 2.4.3 was released today, with a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, and finally, new Subversion 1.2-RC2 and mod_perl 2.0.0-RC5 packages should be released some time this week or next for testing only.