[syslog-ng-announce] syslog-ng 3.5.0beta3 has been released

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Fri Oct 11 12:34:45 CEST 2013

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng
VERSION             : 3.5.0beta3
SUMMARY             : new beta release
DATE                : Oct 11, 2013


  A new beta version of syslog-ng Open Source Edition (3.5.0beta3) has been
  released. Being a beta release, testing is most appreciated, but running
  it in production is not advised.


        Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:21:38 +0200

        This is the third BETA release of the syslog-ng 3.5
        development branch, with stability fixes and other
        enhancements. While running in production is still not
        advised, testing is most appreciated.

        Incompatible changes

        Template escaping

        Template escaping was changed in an incompatible way:
        previously, both the lexer and the template compiler used the
        '\' character for escaping, which was confusing. The template
        compiler uses '$$' to escape the '$' char, and '@@' to escape

        If a non-numeric value follows '@', a warning will be printed.


        * syslog-ng should compile again on non-Linux platforms.

        * The flush() and fsync() options of the file destination were
          fixed, and they should work the same way now as they do in
          3.3 and 3.4.

        * The hiredis library should be detected on the default
          include paths, so one does not necessarily need to specify
          --with-libhiredis non non-Debian systems. Said option was
          also made to work.

        * A memory corruption was fixed in the @STRING@ parser of

        * Excludes now work properly with value-pairs(), and they do
          not get ignored if the value to exclude is in the default

        Known Bugs

        * The afstreams module is broken, does not compile, and does
          not work. This will be corrected before the final 3.5.1


        syslog-ng is developed as a community project, and as such it relies
        on volunteers to do the work necessarily to produce syslog-ng.

        Reporting bugs, testing changes, writing code or simply providing
        feedback are all important contributions, so please if you are a
        user of syslog-ng, contribute.

        These people have helped in this release:

        Balazs Scheidler <bazsi at balabit.hu>
        Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at komquats.com>
        Evan Rempel <erempel at uvic.ca>
        Gergely Nagy <algernon at balabit.hu>
        Lucas McLane <lucas at clicksecurity.com>
        Oscar Muñoz
        Peter Czanik <czanik at balabit.hu>
        Sergey Shuman
        Viktor Juhasz <jviktor at balabit.hu>


  You can download the source or binary packages from:


  The documentation of the syslog-ng Open Source Edition is available in
  The syslog-ng Open Source Edition Administrator's Guide at


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