One of my TU application proposals was updating apache package to 2.4. The 2.4 branch exists for 2 years, actively developed and is recommended by upstream. Taking into account that many distros moved to 2.4 already I do not expect serious problems with moving Arch to 2.4.
I would like to look at this issue. In addition to version bump I wan to cleanup the PKGBUILD file e.g. "itk" is an apache module now and we do not need to apply a huge pile of patches to apache sources - it can be a separate package 'mod_itk'.
So how can I update the apache package? I do not have access to [extra] so I see 2 ways to resolve the issue:
1) Move apache and its dependencies from [extra] to [community]. I update apache and rebuild mod_* packages.
2) I create apache24 and mod_itk modules and after some testing devs will move it to [extra], replace content of 'apache' and rebuild dependencies.
What is the preferred solution?