"... There were a couple of reasons for Apache 2.0. The first was that a pre-forking server just doesn't scale on some platforms. One of the biggest culprits was AIX, and since IBM had just made a commitment to using and delivering Apache, it was important to it that we get threads into Apache. Since forcing threads into 1.3 would be a very complex job, starting 2.0 made more sense."
Apache's last full-point release (Apache 1.0) was unveiled on December 1, 1995. Naturally, there's a lot of excitement about the long-awaited Apache 2.0, which should be in beta release by the time you read this. To find out what's new with Apache 2, I asked the Apache project's Dirk-Willem van Gulik and Ryan Bloom.