3.8.16 is a maintenance release.
rabbitmq_peer_discovery_aws plugin that was unintentionally removed
3.8.15 due to release pipeline changes.
This is the first release to drop support for Erlang 22.3 and introduce support for the upcoming Erlang 24 release.
Erlang/OTP Compatibility Notes
Provisioning Latest Erlang Releases explains
what package repositories and tools can be used to provision a recent version of Erlang
Upgrade and Compatibility Notes
Upgrade Doc Guides and Change Log
See 3.8.0 release notes upgrade and
compatibility notes first if upgrading from an earlier release series (e.g.
Changes Worth Mentioning
Erlang Release Series Support
This release introduces Erlang 24 support and drops support for Erlang 22. Erlang 24 offers non-trivial real world throughput improvements for many
RabbitMQ installations and workloads. It is expected to ship in May 2021.
In the meantime, see Provisioning Latest Erlang Releases to
learn how to provision a recent version of Erlang
GitHub issue: #2900
AWS Peer Discovery Plugin
This plugin was unintentionally excluded from the distribution in
3.8.15and has now been
GitHub issue: #3023
Messaging polling HTTP API endpoint leaked temporary connections it used in case of a polling timeout.
Note that this endpoint is not recommended to be used outside of QA environments.
Use a long-lived consumer via one of the supported messaging protocols.
Contributed by @luos.
GitHub issue: #3024
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