Linked from a post on the lighttpd blog is a page outlining the plans for lighttpd 2.0
While I’ve experienced some of the “oddities” they refer to, I have every bit of confidence in the developers. Even so - it’s a risky path to go down. They will most likely iron out the current shortcomings and oddities, but it’s fairly likely that a few new will be introduced along the way. I do however believe the planned use of the well proven glib is likely to prevent some of them.
It will be mighty interesting to see the impact of using libev for managing events. It certainly helps when “flying light”. Another interesting thing will be to see what plugins people come up with!
Graceful restarts will be most welcomned as well!
Go go lighttpd!