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Dear syslog-ng users,
As discussed on the syslog-ng mailing list, the current versioning policies regarding syslog-ng Open Source Edition is confusing, and with the proliferation of syslog-ng versions, their maintenance is an increasing burden on the syslog-ng project. Currently three major versions are supported (3.0, 3.1 and 3.2) and a fourth one (3.3) is in active development.
A decision was made that the distinction between “feature” and “stable” releases for syslog-ng OSE releases will cease to exist: all releases will have the same status support-wise:
- they will be supported for a year, or
- until the next stable release is made
- whichever is longer
Also, the versioning of Open Source and Premium editions will become completely independent, and it is not possible to compare their functionality on the version number alone. The Premium Edition will always be based on a specific Open Source release, and provide additional functionality compared to the base version. OSE releases published after the PE release may provide additional functionality, not yet present in a PE release.
The changes above cause some of our currently supported versions to be deprecated. In order to provide a time window for migration to a newer release, the following EOL dates were set:
- syslog-ng 3.0: 30th, June 2011.
- syslog-ng 3.1: 30th, June 2011.
Everyone running these or earlier releases should upgrade to the latest 3.2.x release, which is currently at 3.2.2 (with 3.2.3 being prepared).
For more information:
- support periods for syslog-ng OSE versions:
- to download the latest syslog-ng OSE sources:
The syslog-ng project, on its own doesn’t provide syslog-ng binaries, except for a limited number of Linux distributions. It is expected that users compile syslog-ng on their own, or use the binary provided by the OS supplier.
This change doesn’t affect you, if
- you run a Premium Edition of syslog-ng,
- you have a support contract in place, that says otherwise