After some investigation, I realise that it's modperl on Win32 is still
more stable on 2.2.4 (ApacheLounge). Some layman findings:
1. Apache2::Reload can cause the startup to crash easily. eg. when you
load HTML::Template
2. Fault report on Events is like this:
Faulting application httpd.exe, version 2.2.7.0, faulting module
msvcrt.dll, version 7.0.3790.3959, fault address 0x00037e23.
My interpretation is that it's to do with incompatibilities with the
compiler used by ApacheLounge.
3. I tried MP2 on ASF's binary of 2.2.7, with similar results esp. on
Apache2::Reload.

I've swung back to 2.2.4 and things are much happier now.

Foo JH wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Just want to slap a quick note that I've tried the following combo on
> Win32 platform (Windows 2003 Server x86):
> Apache 2.2.7 from ApacheLounge (apachelounge.com)
> modperl 2.0.3 from theoryx5 (ppd)
> libapreq 2.6.2 from theoryx5 (ppd)
> Perl 5.8.8 (ActivePerl build 822)
>
> The only thing I'm interested (the rest I take for granted) is that it
> survives a restart from the ApacheMonitor app. Had painful issues with
> past versions, so this is always my priority. I know Linuxians take it
> for granted...
>
>