[syslog-ng-announce] syslog-ng 3.4.8 has been released

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Fri Jun 6 13:57:14 CEST 2014

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng
VERSION             : 3.4.8
SUMMARY             : new stable release
DATE                : Jun 6, 2014


  A new stable version of syslog-ng Open Source Edition (3.4.8) has been
  released. For latest fixes in the 3.4.x feature branch you are recommended to
  upgrade to this version.


        Fri,  6 Jun 2014 12:05:59 +0200

        This is the seventh bug-fix release for the 3.4.x series, with
        a set of important fixes over 3.4.7 released last December.
        Upgrading to this release is highly recommended.


        * Support for tzif3 format timezone files (used by recent
          releases of the tzdata package) was implemented.

        * SDATA enterprise IDs are now handled correctly when using
          value-pairs, they will not be needlessly split up into
          smaller chunks.


        * Drivers using value-pairs() (mongodb, format-json, etc) were
          made more robust, and will not behave strangely anymore when
          using higher compiler optimisation levels.

        * The DATE macro in most value-pairs() scopes will now always
          contain the stamp time, as opposed to sometimes the received
          or the stamp time.

        * The syslog-proto (rfc5424) scope of value-pairs() now
          includes SDATA too.

        * The $SEQNUM macro is now correctly handled by the
          $(format-json) template function.

        * Drivers using value-pairs() will now work correctly when a
          macro is specified in a key() statement.

        * When using the same json-parser() in multiple log paths,
          syslog-ng no longer crashes when no marker was set.

        * When a GeoIP lookup fails, handle it gracefully, avoiding an
          annoying glib warning.

        * When running in a FreeBSD jail, the system() source will not
          use /dev/klog.

        * Various memory leaks were plugged (related to internal
          locking, and value-pairs).

        * When building from Git, the grammar files are now build-able
          with bison 3+. Builds from tarballs are unaffected.

        Miscellaneous changes

        * The host() and port() options of the MongoDB destination
          driver have been labelled as deprecated. They already were,
          just not marked so.

        * The username() and password() options of the AMQP driver
          were made mandatory.


        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:

        Andras Mitzki <micek at balabit.hu>
        Balazs Scheidler <bazsi at balabit.hu>
        Daniel Gados <gdani at balabit.hu>
        Fabien Wernli
        Gergely Nagy <algernon at balabit.hu>
        Igor Ippolitov <iippolitov at gmail.com>
        Laszlo Meszaros <lmesz at balabit.hu>
        Nick Alcock <nix at esperi.org.uk>
        Peter Czanik <czanik at balabit.hu>
        Tibor Benke <btibi at balabit.hu>
        Viktor Tusa <tusa at balabit.hu>
        Xufeng Zhang <xufeng.zhang at windriver.com>


  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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