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From ran...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r160425 - in perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0: config.cfg rename.pod
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2005 18:23:46 GMT
Author: randyk
Date: Thu Apr  7 11:23:45 2005
New Revision: 160425

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?view=rev&rev=160425
Log:
Start of a document discussing the effects of the recent
renaming changes.

Added:
    perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/rename.pod
Modified:
    perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/config.cfg

Modified: perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/config.cfg
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/config.cfg?view=diff&r1=160424&r2=160425
==============================================================================
--- perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/config.cfg (original)
+++ perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/config.cfg Thu Apr  7 11:23:45 2005
@@ -14,6 +14,11 @@
     abstract => <<EOB,
 A collection of the documents specific to the mod_perl 2.0 generation.
 EOB
+
+    chapters => [qw(
+        rename.pod
+    )],
+
     docsets => [qw(
         user
         os

Added: perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/rename.pod
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/rename.pod?view=auto&rev=160425
==============================================================================
--- perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/rename.pod (added)
+++ perl/modperl/docs/trunk/src/docs/2.0/rename.pod Thu Apr  7 11:23:45 2005
@@ -0,0 +1,164 @@
+=head1 NAME
+
+mod_perl 2.0 renaming
+
+=head1 Description
+
+This document discusses the effects of the decision to rename
+parts of the mod_perl API.
+
+=head1 Synopsis
+
+During a sequence of release candidates leading up to
+the official release of mod_perl 2, 
+in late December, 2004 there was considerable discussion
+regarding the choice of namespaces for the 2.0 API.
+The main concern expressed was that some of the
+C<Apache::*> modules used in mod_perl 2 had the same names
+as those in mod_perl 1. After a lively and, at times,
+heated debate, a proposal was made to rename parts of
+the mod_perl 2 API - see the thread at
+L<http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=111135037100002&r=1&w=2>.
+This proposal was subsequently voted on and then adopted.
+
+=head1 Changes
+
+The main changes involved in this renaming are as follows.
+
+=over
+
+=item *
+
+Rename all C<Apache::*> modules to C<Apache2::*>, save for
+the following exceptions:
+
+=over 4
+
+=item *
+
+The C<Apache::Test*> modules in the C<Apache-Test> distribution
+are unaffected by this rename.
+
+=item *
+
+Constants under the C<Apache::*> namespace,
+such as C<Apache::OK>, are now called as C<Apache2::Const::*>
+(for example, C<Apache2::Const::OK>).
+
+=item *
+
+Constants under the C<APR::*> namespace,
+such as C<APR::SUCCESS>, are now called as C<APR::Const::*>
+(for example, C<APR::Const::SUCCESS>).
+
+=back
+
+=item *
+
+C<Apache-E<gt>request()> has been renamed to 
+C<Apache2::RequestUtil-E<gt>request()>.
+
+=item *
+
+C<Apache-E<gt>server()> has been renamed to 
+C<Apache2::ServerUtil-E<gt>server()>.
+
+=item *
+
+Rename C<mod_perl.pm> to C<mod_perl2.pm>
+
+=item *
+
+Discontinue the practice of installing mod_perl in a
+relative F<Apache2> subdirectory, so that the use
+of C<Apache2.pm> to adjust C<@INC> is no longer needed.
+
+=back
+
+Concurrent with these changes, a decision was also made to
+refuse to install mod_perl 2 in the same Perl tree as any
+installed mod_perl 2 package of version prior to 1.999_22.
+
+=head1 Effects
+
+The mod_perl developers did not take lightly the effects of
+changing the API at such a late stage in the development cycle.
+For most users the change to the new API should be relatively
+straightforward:
+
+=over
+
+=item *
+
+Before installing mod_perl 2, either remove an earlier
+mod_perl 2 installation (prior to 1.999022), or else choose
+to install the new version in a different area.
+
+=item *
+
+If building mod_perl 2 from source, the C<Makefile.PL> argument
+of C<MP_INST_APACHE2> is no longer supported.
+
+=item *
+
+Replace the use of
+
+    use Apache::SomeCoreModule;
+
+in a script or module by
+
+    use Apache2::SomeCoreModule;
+
+Similarly, an Apache directive
+
+    PerlModule Apache::SomeCoreModule
+
+in an F<httpd.conf> file should be replace by
+
+    PerlModule Apache2::SomeCoreModule
+
+A similar substitution from C<mod_perl> to C<mod_perl2> should
+be made in similar places.
+
+=item *
+
+Replace the use of constants C<Apache::*> by C<Apache2::Const::*>
+and C<APR::*> by C<APR::Const::*>.
+
+=item *
+
+Remove any occurrences of
+
+    use Apache2;
+
+in a script or module, as well as
+
+    PerlModule Apache2
+
+in an Apache configuration file.
+
+=item *
+
+In a script or module, replace
+C<Apache-E<gt>request()> by C<Apache2::RequestUtil-E<gt>request()>
+and C<Apache-E<gt>server()> by C<Apache2::ServerUtil-E<gt>server()>.
+
+=back
+
+Beginning with mod_perl-1.999_22, an environment variable
+C<$ENV{MOD_PERL_API_VERSION}> has been added to specify
+which mod_perl version is being used.
+
+=head1 See Also
+
+The directions for 
+L<installing mod_perl 2.0 |docs::2.0::user::install::install>.
+Help is also available through the archives of and subscribing to
+the L<mod_perl mailing list|maillist::modperl>.
+
+=head1 Authors
+
+L<The mod_perl development team and numerous
+contributors|about::contributors::people>.
+
+=cut



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