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@lbudai lbudai released this May 10, 2019 · 412 commits to master since this release



  • Add an alternative, native, librdkafka based kafka-c() destination in
    parallel of the existing Java implementation, that provides the same
    configuration interface. Eventually, we expect this to replace the Java
    one (#2496)

  • Add a native, http() based destination based driver for elasticsearch
    called elasticsearch-http(), as an alternative of the Java one.
    Eventually, we expect this to replace the Java implementation. (#2509)

  • Add the ability to automatically determine the timezone value for an
    incoming log entry as long as the incoming stream is close to real time
    and the timezone information is missing from the timestamp. Enable this
    function by using flags(guess-timezone) for sources and the
    date-parser(). (#2517, #2673)


  • syslog(): Add the ability to work with messages larger than log-msg-size()
    in the source driver by using the trim-large-messages(yes) option.
    The characters over the limit will be truncated. Previously messages
    longer than the limit caused the connection to be closed abruptly.

  • amqp(): add support for heartbeats and the "external" authentication
    mechanism. (#2676, #2626)

  • graylog2(): add support for TLS and UDP. (#2657)

  • udp(): Add spoof-source-max-msglen() option to allow setting the
    maximum spoofed datagram size, which was hard-wired to 1024 previously.

  • db-parser(): add an option program-template() that customizes the
    value used for matching the PROGRAM field. (#2651)

  • pdbtool: Add sort option to pdbtool merge (#2664)

  • $(implode) and $(explode): add template functions to split and join
    strings based on a simple separator. The exploded array is represented as
    a syslog-ng list that can be manipulated with the $(list-*) template
    functions. (#2700)

  • Add an --omit-empty-values option for value-pairs based destinations &
    template functions. (#2519)

  • grouping-by() parser: add sort-key() option (#2701)

Support for non-syslog or non-standard formats in SCL

  • apache-accesslog-parser(): support for vhost:port as the first field in
    common/combined log formats (#2688)
  • Add application adapter for Junos classification (#2684)
  • Add parser and adapter for CheckPoint LogExporter output (#2665)


  • Fix race condition of idle timer and scheduled I/O job (#2650)
  • Few leaks find via sanitizer (#2696)
  • syslogformat: set $MSG even if the incoming message is empty (#2672)
  • Fix double-free error in logproto unit tests (#2662)
  • groupingby: identical persist name (#2659)
  • stats: deindex pruned counters/clusters (#2648)
  • Type hinting should not accept empty values (#2639)
  • app-parser, pseudofile: fix crash with grammar error (#2640)
  • python: set_timestamp normalization (#2643)
  • db-parser: fix memory leak (#2652)
  • grouping-by: use after free, memory leak, missing init calls of filters (#2655)
  • amqp: fixing double connect (#2660)
  • old style definition warning fixes (#2680)
  • Fix "!=" filter (#2683)
  • dbparser: fix memleak (#2706)
  • nondumpable-allocator: fixing mmap error handling (#2666)
  • Fix timeutils warning (#2604)
  • Fix old style include statement compatibility (#2600)
  • Fix config revert (threaded destinations) (#2596)
  • Add warning on old style include statement (#2592)

Other changes

Notes to the developers

  • Version from git describe (#2627)
  • light: example-msg-generator support (#2571)
  • light: test app parser applications (#2686)
  • light: Switch to native logger (#2546)
  • light: Remove SetupTestcase() dependency (#2587)


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.

We would like to thank the following people for their contribution:
Andras Mitzki, Antal Nemes, Attila Szakacs, Balazs Scheidler, Chris Spencer,
David Liew, Fabien Wernli, Gabor Nagy, Laszlo Budai, Laszlo Szemere, Layne,
László Várady, Mehul Prajapati, Nik Ambrosch, Parth Wazurkar, Péter Kókai,
Terez Nemes, Victor Ma, Zoltan Pallagi.

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