[syslog-ng] insider 2015-03: GsoC; Hadoop; 3.7 documentation; kafka; grok;

Czanik, Péter peter.czanik at balabit.com
Thu Mar 19 13:02:17 CET 2015

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 40th issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter
that brings you syslog-ng-related news.


syslog-ng in Google Summer of Code 2015


This year we participate in GSoC again, with a focus on making the
life of our users and contributors easier. Our main projects for this
year include:

* Python and Java language bindings to make code contribution easier

* Develop a Qt-based graphical configuration editor to help new users
to get started

* A data-flow visualization tool to help in debugging

If you are a student and willing to spend the summer coding syslog-ng,
or know someone who could participate, check our detailed project and
idea list at https://github.com/balabit/

You can reach mentors by direct e-mail, by IRC on channel #syslog-ng
on FreeNode, or on our mailing list at https://lists.balabit.hu/

syslog-ng Hadoop support


With the release of syslog-ng PE 5F3 support for Hadoop arrived. It
will also be part of the upcoming syslog-ng OSE 3.7 release. This
enables syslog-ng to write log messages to HDFS.

syslog-ng 3.7 beta is coming


The first beta of syslog-ng OSE 3.7 is expected to arrive in the
coming weeks. It has many smaller and larger changes, like the Java
destination is migrated from incubator to syslog-ng core.

Documentation for most of the new features is already available making
it easier to get started:

Changes: http://www.balabit.com/sites/default/files/documents/syslog-ng-ose-3.7-guides/en/syslog-ng-ose-guide-admin/html/ose-changes.html

Conferences in February


February was a very busy month in terms of conferences. It started
with FOSDEM in Brussels. Next weekend an introductory presentation
about syslog-ng in Brno, at the Fedora / Red Hat developers
conference. Finally talking to hundreds of current and would be
syslog-ng users at the South Californian Linux Expo at the syslog-ng
booth and giving a presentation about message parsing and language

FOSDEM: https://czanik.blogs.balabit.com/2015/02/fosdem-2015-first-syslog-ng-superhero-t-shirt-awarded/

DevConf: https://czanik.blogs.balabit.com/2015/02/czp-devconf-2015/

Scale: https://czanik.blogs.balabit.com/2015/02/czp-scale-2015-lemmings-makers-and-lots-of-syslog-ng-users/

All incubator features packaged


For RPM based distributions, all incubator features are now available
as a package. This includes now ZeroMQ, kafka and grok.


Fedora, RHEL7: https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/czanik/syslog-ng36/

RHEL6: https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/czanik/syslog-ng36epel6/


syslog-ng PE 5F3:

syslog-ng store box 4F1:

Your feedback and news tips about the next issue is welcome at
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Peter Czanik (CzP) <peter.czanik at balabit.com>
BalaBit IT Security / syslog-ng upstream

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