New version of APR ------------------ Note that the included APR is now version 1.3, which adds several subtle changes in the behavior of file handling, pipes and process creation. Most importantly, there is finer control over the handles inherited by processes, so the mod_fastcgi or mod_fcgid modules must be updated for httpd-2.2.9 to run correctly on Windows. Most other third party modules are unaffected by this change. Connecting to databases ----------------------- Five SQL driver connectors (dbd) are provided in the binary distribution, for MySQL, SQLite3, PostgreSQL, Oracle and ODBC. Two keyed database connectors are provided, SDBM and Oracle Berkeley DB. All but SDBM will require you to install the corresponding client driver libraries. The sqlitedll.zip binary (containing sqlite3.dll) can be obtained from http://www.sqlite.org/download.html note that this binary was built with version 3.6.16 (earlier and later version 3.6 driver .dll's may work.) The lib binding is created using LIB /DEF:sqlite3.def and using the .h files from the _amalgamation zip. The Oracle Instant Client - Basic driver can be obtained from http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/oci/instantclient/htdocs/winsoft.html and note that this binary was built against version 188.8.131.52.0, other version 11.1 drivers may work. The PostgreSQL client binaries may be obtained from http://www.postgresql.org/ftp/binary/v8.3.1/win32/ and note that this binary was built against version 8.3.1-1, and again it may work with other 8.1 version .dll's. The MySQL client binaries ("Essentials" is sufficient) is obtained from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.1.html#win32 but note that once using the MySQL database, the applicable exception clause demands copy-left terms on the resulting combination. The Oracle Berkeley DB binaries may be obtained from http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/berkeley-db/index.html but note that once using the Berkeley DB code, the Oracle license demands copy-left terms on the resulting combination. NOTE: For whichever database backend(s) you configure, the corresponding driver .dll's must be in your PATH to test from console mode, and in the systemwide path if used for a service such as Apache httpd. The FreeTDS driver is not built on Windows, since the Microsoft ODBC is provided instead. The sqlite2 and ndbm drivers are not used on Windows, as there is no point in legacy support of these old versions. The ASF does not distribute binary builds of the gdbm binding.