[ANNOUNCE] Apache HTTP Server 2.4.26 Released

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[ANNOUNCE] Apache HTTP Server 2.4.26 Released

Jim Jagielski
                Apache HTTP Server 2.4.26 Released

   June 19, 2017

   The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project
   are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.26 of the Apache
   HTTP Server ("Apache").  This version of Apache is our latest GA
   release of the new generation 2.4.x branch of Apache HTTPD and
   represents fifteen years of innovation by the project, and is
   recommended over all previous releases. This release of Apache is
   a security, feature, and bug fix release.

   We consider this release to be the best version of Apache available, and
   encourage users of all prior versions to upgrade.

   Apache HTTP Server 2.4.26 is available for download from:

     http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

   Apache 2.4 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance
   boosts over the 2.2 codebase.  For an overview of new features
   introduced since 2.4 please see:

     http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/new_features_2_4.html

   Please see the CHANGES_2.4 file, linked from the download page, for a
   full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.4.26 includes only
   those changes introduced since the prior 2.4 release.  A summary of all
   of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases
   is available:

     http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html

   This release requires the Apache Portable Runtime (APR), minimum
   version 1.5.x, and APR-Util, minimum version 1.5.x. Some features may
   require the 1.6.x version of both APR and APR-Util. The APR libraries
   must be upgraded for all features of httpd to operate correctly.

   This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.2 API.  Modules written
   for Apache 2.2 will need to be recompiled in order to run with Apache
   2.4, and require minimal or no source code changes.

     http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/trunk/VERSIONING

   When upgrading or installing this version of Apache, please bear in mind
   that if you intend to use Apache with one of the threaded MPMs (other
   than the Prefork MPM), you must ensure that any modules you will be
   using (and the libraries they depend on) are thread-safe.

   Please note that Apache Web Server Project will only provide maintenance
   releases of the 2.2.x flavor through June of 2017, and will provide some
   security patches beyond this date through at least December of 2017.
   Minimal maintenance patches of 2.2.x are expected throughout this period,
   and users are strongly encouraged to promptly complete their transitions
   to the the 2.4.x flavor of httpd to benefit from a much larger assortment
   of minor security and bug fixes as well as new features.


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