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:
Please test it as much as possible and provide us with feedback.
A lot of testing ensures a good release.
New changes since rc1:
We fixed a race condition with mod_cgi responses; and a similar problem in mod_proxy
(forward response as soon at it is available).
There is a new fdevent handler “libev”; “linux-rtsig” got removed. The “libev” handler
should support solaris ports, so it might be especially interesting on solaris.
And the last commit changes a small bit how we handle IPv6; we now disable the “dual-stack”
IPv6 sockets in almost all cases, see IPv6-Config for details.
Changes already in rc1:
The most important change is the SSL_CTX_set_options fix, as lighttpd
doesn’t start without it if you use a recent ssl library; most distributions
included it with 1.4.26 for a while now.
We hope to have fixed some problems with mod_proxy and we really hope TLS SNI works now,
and lighty doesn’t use the wrong certs anymore; it would be nice if you could test this :)
We fixed a segfault in mod_compress; if you disable etags, mod_compress won’t try to cache
on disk anymore (and doesn’t set etag).
If no showstoppers are encountered, there will be a final release soon.