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PRE-RELEASE: Lighttpd 1.4.36~rc1

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.

Important changes

  • [ssl] disable SSL3.0 by default
  • escape all strings for logging
  • fix segfault when temp file for upload couldn’t be created (found by coverity)
  • changes to the internal API for buffers, chunks and more; 3rd party plugins are likely to break

Automatic Builds With Jenkins

We have been using jenkins to build lighttpd2 (normal build, snapshots, packages, docs, and gerrit pull requests).

From now on we are also building lighttpd-1.4.x, spawn-fcgi, fcgi-cgi, scgi-cgi, fcgi-debug, multiwatch and weighttp.

All this has been implemented in a very generic way, so our gerrit instance might see some of the other projects soon too. It also should be very easy to add more projects to this setup (although creating the initial packaging usually requires still some work).

As the gnutls package in debian jessie was very important for lighttpd2 but doesn’t support debian testing, we built our own debian packages back when jessie was still testing. Because it was very easy to reuse this we now provide debian packages (jessie/stable + stretch/testing) for the other projects too, and you can find packages for other distributions in OBS home:stbuehler:*.

The nightly packages are created after every commit (when the build succeeded), the normal packages are build after manual triggering in jenkins (we will publish releases candidates this way).