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6 posts from February 2012


Apache Tomcat 7.0.26 Released

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Apache HTTP Server 2.4.1 release, the Apache Tomcat team has released Tomcat 7.0.26 today. The brief release announcement on the main tomcat website highlights the following changes:

  • Improved @HandlesTypes processing which no longer loads all classes on web application start.
  • Ensure that POST bodies are available for reply after FORM authentication when using the AJP connectors
  • Corrected a regression that broke annotation scanning for many use cases including web applications packaged as WARs and many embedded scenarios.

See the changelog for more details on fixes and enhancements and downloads are available at the usual places.


Apache HTTP Server 2.4.1 Released

The Apache HTTP Server project announced the release of a major new version of the Apache HTTP Server today. The release announcement lists the following major enhancements:

•    Improved performance (lower resource utilization and better concurrency)
•    Reduced memory usage
•    Asyncronous I/O support
•    Dynamic reverse proxy configuration
•    Performance on par, or better, than pure event-driven Web servers
•    More granular timeout and rate/resource limiting capability
•    More finely-tuned caching support, tailored for high traffic servers and proxies.

In addition, there are quite a few new modules and changes designed to make configuration and support easier for both Cloud-based and traditional "terrestrial" deployments. Actually, you should just check out the New Features summary to see all the coolness in this new version.

As always, you can download a copy from a mirror near you.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Available

Research in Motion made version 2.0 of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS available today. It is a 410 MB download. Run Software Update out of your PlayBook preferences to get a copy. I'm downloading now and it is a bit slow so, obviously, news of it's availability is not a techstacks exclusive. :)