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Fri May 27 21:09:29 EDT 2005
Graham Dumpleton wrote: > Even if you have some more complicated stuff you definitely can't forget > the beginners. One thing a book would have to be careful about is not to > focus on the latest versions in exclusion of the older versions. One of > the problems with the 3.1 documentation as it exists is that it doesn't > clearly indicate where certain things have changed in respect of 2.7. > As a result you get some number of questions on the mailing list by newbies > asking why their mptest example will not work. For some it is because > they didn't follow the instructions as written, but in other cases it is > because they followed the instructions for 3.1 when they were actually > using 2.7. We were getting a lot of this a while back and why I wrote > that newbie article I keep referring people to so that didn't have to > keep answering the same question all the time. I expect we'll see less of this when Debian Sarge goes stable. Woody still has a very large installed base. Another challenge is that Slackware still ships with apache 1.3.x, and some people even prefer it to apache 2. That leaves mod_python 2.7 the only choice for many people. While apache 2 has some nice features, the truth is that most people were so content with the earlier series, they are in no hurry to upgrade.