What is the background of this work?
This software was initially written by John Roy in the time period April 1996
to August 1997 as a hobby project to investigate various aspects of Internet
server software development:
- Potential for reuse via componentalization
- Extension of existing server 'plug-in' models to make core server
operation also a plugin (e.g. thread model, IO transport, etc.)
- Use of multithreading to increase some aspects of performance
- Cross platform development issues.
Pi3Web was driven by the desire to create an open source based,
high performance, multithreaded web server with true cross
This software was released as 0.9b1 in August 1997 after the functionality
was pretty much complete and the tests scripts heavily hit the server
without resource problems.
Since end of summer 1998 Holger Zimmermann took over the project succesively
and after a difficult time moving the hosting site several times, the Pi3Web
2.0 was released as a first beta version in summer 2001.
I welcome all feedback, contributions, suggestions etc.
Notably lacking is a Windows GUI for configuration and installation, also
top level documentation on architecture.