New beta of Abyss Web Server X1 available for testing

June 15, 2003

Aprelium Technologies is proud to announce the availability of the first beta release of Abyss Web Server X1 version 1.1.6.

This version is still not suitable for production environments. Please use it only for test purposes.

The major new features included in this version are:

  • Ability to run Windows GUI CGI executables (such as those written with Borland Delphi and many BASIC interpreters/compilers).
  • Support for PHP version 4.3.2.
  • Improved URL decoding engine.

This version solves problems and fixes bugs recently discovered:

  • URLs of the form http://site/path/?query are now correctly redirected to http://site/path/indexfile?query.
  • Request dates for time zones that are of the form GMT -hh:mm are now correctly logged.
  • The behavior of redirection with cookies is now fixed.
  • No more Internal server errors (Error 500) when the server is run for several days.

Installation Packages:

Upgrading the Windows version:

To upgrade from the previous version, download Abyss Web Server X1 version 1.1.6 Beta 1 for Windows and run the installer. It will detect the presence of an older version and will ask you to uninstall it. Once the old version removed, the installer will setup the new one.

CAUTION: Be careful and read all the on-screen dialog boxes. In fact, the uninstaller will ask you if you want to remove Abyss Web Server's setup directory. You must answer NO to keep your web site and your configuration file.

Upgrading the Linux version:

Download Abyss Web Server X1 version 1.1.6 Beta 1 for Linux, go to the directory where the old version of Abyss Web Server is installed and execute the following commands (which purpose is replacing the old application files with newer ones):

mv htdocs/index.html htdocs/index.html.bak
cd ..
tar xfzm abwsx1-116b1.tgz
cd abyssws
mv htdocs/index.html.bak htdocs/index.html

If errors are reported when executing the first and the last command, ignore them: they occurred because you have no index.html file in the htdocs directory.


Your comments and reports are highly appreciated. All your feedback about this beta release should be sent to

Special thanks:

Aprelium Technologies thanks Przemyslaw Kantyka, Fozzy from The Hackademy School, and SeliSoft for their bug reports and suggestions.

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