Apache mulls end of 1.3, 2.0 releases

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) may stop releasing new versions of the older 1.3 and 2.0 series of its flagship Web server product with most development now focused on the 2.2 series.

The Apache HTTP server project is one of the most successful and popular (the most popular Web server on the Internet since 1996, say its makers) open source projects and has become an integral part of the technology stack for thousands of Web and SaaS applications.

In a message to the Apache httpd developer mailing list, ASF member Colm MacCárthaigh postulated the formal deprecation of the 1.3.x branch, citing a lack of development activity.

“How about we formally deprecate the 1.3.x branch? Make one more release, but attach a notice to the effect that it will be the final release, and that in future we’ll be distributing security updates by other means,” MacCárthaigh wrote.

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