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AOLserver Ships as Open Source

by SV.internet.com Staff

AOLserver has been released as a stripped down open-source server. Many of the features that were causing the software to bloat through three incarnations from NaviServer to GNN before AOLserver have been removed. Many of these features were not being used on AOLserver's highest volume sites, including aol.com.

AOLserver has been released as a stripped down open-source server. Many of the features that were causing the software to bloat through three incarnations from NaviServer to GNN before AOLserver have been removed. Many of these features were not being used on AOLserver's highest volume sites, including aol.com.

A recent answer to a post on the AOLserver Development Discussion Forum says: "There was a lot of cruft in 2.3.3--it was 169,000 lines of code. It was not as fast as it could be, and had some potential security issues. In 3.0, we've taken out a lot of what we consider to be bloat in order to make the server have a smaller memory footprint, run faster, crash less (or not at all) and be much more secure."

For more informmation on AOLserver, including links to the Serverwatch review and AOL documention, please visit the Serverwatch listing.

This article was originally published on Friday Jul 9th 1999
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