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PRE-RELEASE: Lighttpd 1.4.23rc1-r2522

We would like to draw your attention to the latest pre-release of the stable 1.4 branch of lighttpd.

You can get the pre-release from these urls:
SHA1 checksum:

Please test it as much as possible and provide us with feedback.
A lot of testing ensures a good release.
If no showstoppers are encountered, there will be a final release soon.

Changelog since 1.4.22:

  • Added some extra warning options in cmake and fix the resulting warnings (unused/static functions)
  • New lighttpd man page (moved it to section 8) (fixes #1875)
  • Create rrd file for empty rrdfile in mod_rrdtool (#1788)
  • Fix workaround for incorrect path info/scriptname if fastcgi prefix is “/” (fixes #729)
  • Finally removed spawn-fcgi
  • Allow xattr to overwrite mime type (fixes #1929)
  • Remove link from errormsg about fastcgi apps (fixes #1942)
  • Strip trailing dot from “Host:” header
  • Remove the optional port info from SERVER_NAME (thx Mr_Bond)
  • Fix mod_proxy RoundRobin (off by one problem if only one backend is up)
  • Rename to, with small cleanups (fixes #1932)
  • Add proper SUID bit detection (fixes #416)
  • Check for regular file in mod_cgi, so we don’t try to start directories
  • Include mmap.h from chunk.h to fix some problems with # mmap mmap64 (fixes #1923)
  • Add support for pipe logging for server.errorlog (fixes #296)
  • Add revision number to package version for svn/git checkouts
  • Use server.tag for SERVER_SOFTWARE if configured (fixes #357)
  • Fix trailing zero char in REQUEST_URI after “strip-request-uri” in mod_fastcgi
  • mod_magnet: Add env[“request.remote-ip”] (fixes #1740)
  • mod_magnet: Add env[“request.path-info”]
  • Change name/version separator back to “/” (affects every place where the version is printed)
  • Fix bug with FastCGI request id overflow under high load; just use always id 1 as we don’t use multiplexing. (thx jgray)
  • Add some dirlisting enhancements (fixes #1458)
  • Add option to enable TCP_DEFER_ACCEPT (fixes #1447)
  • Limit amount of bytes read for one read-event (fixes #1070)
  • Add evasive.silent option (fixes #1438)
  • Make mod_extforward headers configurable (fixes #1545)
  • Add ‘%_’ pattern for complete hostname in mod_evhost (fixes #1737)
  • Add IPv6 support to mod_proxy (fixes #1537)
  • mod_ssi printenv: print cgi env, add environment vars to cgi env (fixes #1713)
  • Fix error message if no auth backend was set
  • Fix SERVER_NAME port stripping (fixes #1968)
  • Fix x-sendfile 2gb limiting (fixes #1970)
  • Fix mod_cgi environment keys mangling (fixes #1969)
  • Fix workaround for incorrect path info/scriptname if scgi prefix is “/” (fixes #729)
  • Fix max-age value in mod_expire for ‘modification’ (fixes #1978)
  • Fix evasive.silent option (#1438)
  • Fix mod-fastcgi counters
  • Modify fastcgi error message
  • Backup errno for later usage (reported by Guido Reina via mailinglist)
  • Improve FastCGI performance (fixes #1999)
  • Workaround broken operating systems: check for trailing ‘/’ in filenames (fixes #1989)
  • Allow using pcre with cross-compiling (pcre-config got fixed; fixes #1986)
  • Add “lighty.req_env” table to mod_magnet for setting/getting environment values for cgi (fixes #1967, thx presbrey)
  • Fix segfault in mod_expire after failed config parsing (fixes #1992)
  • Add ssi.content-type option (default text/html, fixes #615)

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