The mission of the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project is to create and maintain software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform-specific implementations. The primary goal is to provide an API to which software
developers may code and be assured of predictable if not identical behaviour regardless of the platform on which their software is built, relieving them of the need to code special-case conditions to work around or take advantage of platform-specific deficiencies
The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache Portable Runtime Project are proud to announce the General Availability of version 1.4.6 of the APR Apache Portable Runtime library. This is a bug fix release. Users of previous versions are encouraged to update
to this release.
The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache Portable Runtime Project are proud to announce the General Availability of version 1.4.1 of the APR Apache Portable Runtime Utility library. This is a new feature release, introducing the apr_crypto API.
The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache Portable Runtime Project are proud to announce the General Availability of version 0.9.20 of the APR Apache Portable Runtime library.
The corresponding version 0.9.19 of the companion APR-util Apache Portable Utility library and version 0.9.7 of the companion APR-iconv library, an alternative portable implementation of the 'iconv' library, remain current.
This version of APR is a security and bug fix release, and is provided only for users requiring APR 0.9 compatibility. Most developers are encouraged to adopt the latest APR 1.x version to ensure the most comprehensive support and access to the latest features
After several years of development, APR is beginning to see use outside of the Apache HTTP Server. To encourage more people to investigate APR for their projects, here are a list of both
Open Source and
Commercial projects that are currently using APR. If you are using APR, and would like your project recognized, please send e-mail to
the developer's mailing list.
The following is a list of supported development projects under the APR Project. All of the development happens on the indicated mailing lists. See
mailing lists to learn how to take part in these discussions. Or, check the
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