Yes, APR is alreayd packaged with JBoss WEb 2.1.2 - see the libapr*.dll files in the bin directory.
Based on the directory structure of the files provided by JBoss Native, JBoss Native is meant to add APR capability to JBoss AS, not to JBoss Web. The run scripts on JBoss AS look for the APR file in the location provided by JBoss Native; the run scripts provided by JBoss Web do not look in those locations.
Regarding performance, there used to be a page that showed performance testing results, but I cannot find that. If I recall correctly, the performance increases were for both HTTP and SSL.
Thank you for the very helpful reply.
Currently , I start the jbossweb using the startup.bat from the CMD manually as I used the extracted no-installer zip file . Can I make it automatically start during windows startup without having to use the service method ?
It is because I failed to start the jbossweb as a service when using the .msi /.exe installer in win32 server 08 enterprise on a x86 Xeon processor. Is the service failure causing from the native APR bundled ?
Please open a JIRA with the description of the problem. Add the error messages from the event logger.
If you installed JBoss Native over JBoss Web, you will have to re-install JBoss Web before you can run it successfully as a service because the service.bat file in JBoss Native overrides the service.bat file in JBoss Web, and the service.bat file in JBoss Native is for use with JBoss AS, noit JBoss Web.