[syslog-ng-announce] syslog-ng 3.4.4 has been released

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Thu Oct 17 13:48:57 CEST 2013

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng
VERSION             : 3.4.4
SUMMARY             : new stable release
DATE                : Oct 17, 2013


  A new stable version of syslog-ng Open Source Edition (3.4.4) has been
  released. For latest fixes in the 3.4.x feature branch you are recommended to
  upgrade to this version.


        Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:16:40 +0200

        This is the third bug-fix release for the 3.4.x series, with
        important fixes over the 3.4.3 release. Upgrading to this
        release is highly recommended.


        * Fixed the log message reference counting in the AMQP
          destination, thus stopping it from crashing.

        * Fixed a possible crash in the AMQP destination that could be
          triggered when the AMQP server was unreachable at the time
          of a syslog-ng reload or shutdown.

        * pdbtool no longer segfaults when used with the --module
          switch [#249]

        * pdbtool test exits with a return value of 2 if the test
          value matched a different pattern than expected. [#241]

        * The inherit-properties attribute was added to the patterndb
          XSD. [#251]

        * A memory corruption was fixed in the @STRING@ parser of
          db-parser(). [#254]

        * Corrected a mistake in the afsocket module that lead to
          crashes on reload when unix-stream or unix-dgram
          destinations were in use.

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

        * The program() source and destination now correctly kill the
          started child on reload and shutdown.

        * The file destination does not use lseek() anymore.

        * When setting default template options, all random memory
          junk is cleared from the object first.

        * The order of header include paths was fixed in the test
          suite, so it should compile cleanly even in the presence of
          potentially conflicting headers.


        * The $(format-json) template function, and anything else that
          may use the same value-pairs command line parser now allow
          specifying multiple scopes separated by commas (as opposed
          to having to use the --scope switch multiple times) [#248]


        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:

        Alexandre Biancalana <biancalana at gmail.com>
        Balazs Scheidler <bazsi at balabit.hu>
        Balint Kovacs <blint at balabit.hu>
        Evan Rempel <erempel at uvic.ca>
        Fabien Wernli <cpan at faxm0dem.org>
        Gergely Nagy <algernon at balabit.hu>
        Lucas McLane <lucas at clicksecurity.com>
        Marc Falzon <marc.falzon at cloudwatt.com>
        Michal Privoznik <miso.privoznik at gmail.com>
        Ryan Frederick
        Valentijn Sessink <valentijn at sessink.nl>


  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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