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Old 30-06-2007, 00:01
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Post ZABBIX 1.4.1 released

ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX
1.4.1.

ZABBIX is an enterprise-class open source distributed
monitoring solution. ZABBIX is released under the GPL, thus
it is free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial
use. A complete text of the license is available at
http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.txt.

This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.4.1.

It is strongly recommended to upgrade from ZABBIX 1.4.

Support of Oracle restored, however it is not well-tested.
No Oracle patches for migration from 1.4 exists yet.

The following sections describe the release in detail and
provide late-breaking or other information that supplements
its main documentation.

What's New in 1.4.1

:: Better trigger expressions

Trigger expressions has been improved to support more formal
syntax of arithmetical expressions. Added support of
negative numbers.

:: Support of negative data

Added support of negative floating point numbers.

:: Better item parameters

Support of quotes in parametersof items.

:: Improvements of poller process

Poller was enhanced to disable check of item for 4*delay
seconds in case of timeout.

:: Fixes and minor improvements

* fixed processing of 'service_state[*]'
* fixed PostgreSQL database upgrade script
* added support of non standard PostgreSQL & MySQL ports
* fixed compilation of ZABBIX server under HP-UX
* fixed upgrade of maps without backgrounds
* improved UserParameters for Win32
* fixed location of the manual and added link to support
* check timeouted item only after 4*delay seconds
* fixed several issues in housekeeper
* changed properties of text files in SVN repository
* new release of the Manual
* removed duplicate index of table httptest
* fixes for Oracle and SQLite schemas
* improved main poller loop
* fixed int_in_list() function
* fixed and improved log monitoring
* fixed type of items.valuemapid
* improved Standalone_Template
* fixed PostgreSQL upgrade patch
* added loop protection in selection of slave nodes
* change delimiter for DM data transfers to 0xFF
* better reporting of DM data transfers in log file
* added better error reporting in zbx_malloc()
* fixed transfer of NULL values between nodes
* minor Oracle related fixes for frontend
* fixed reconnection for jabber notifications
* fixed incorrect reporting of SMTP error messages
* filesize[] replaced by vfs.file.size[] in data.sql
* improved reading of configuration files
* fixed Dashed lines for graphs
* fixed host and group remembering on graph monitoring
screen
* fixed 'Field [formula] is not double'
* fixed template aplication synchronization
* fixed NOTSUPPORTED status for 'net.if.*' of Solaris
* minor fixes for sqlite mutexes
* added check of memory leaks in zbx_malloc()
* added "PerfCounter" configuration parameter
* cleaned code to avoid '... may be used uninitialized
in this function' warnings
* fixed printing of debug info in delete_history()
* fixed incorrect type of icmpInAddrMaskReps in SNMPv1
template
* fixed processing of complex action conditions
* fixed incorrect type of icmpInAddrMaskReps in SNMPv1
template
* fixed crash in processing of active checks on agent
side
* minor fix of misc/conf/zabbix_server.conf
* fixed linkage of applications in 1.1.x migration
scripts
* fixed permissiong of Admin in 1.1.x migration scripts
* fixed bug in processing of host groups permissions
* minor fix of zabbix_sender command line help
* fixed pinger to process DNS name instead of host name
* fixed possible incorrect memory access in nodewatcher
* fixed processing of cmdline for proc.num and proc.mem
* fixed processing of {IPADDRESS} for hosts monitored by
DNS name
* fixed 'count' function for trigger expression
* added support of "[&'%" character for key
* fixed compilation under FreeBSD
* fixed XML export
* improved management of timeline period
* fixed configure with postgreSQL, thanks to "abi"
* fixed errors for services.php
* other improvements and bug fixes

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation


See ZABBIX Manual for full details.

Upgrade

See ZABBIX Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure. No
upgrade of database schema required for upgrade from 1.4.

Pre-release testing

ZABBIX Server

ZABBIX Server has been tested on the following platforms:

* Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 4.x
* Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22

ZABBIX Agents

ZABBIX Agents have been compiled and tested on the following
platforms:

* AIX 5.2
* FreeBSD 4.11, 5.4
* HP-UX 11.00
* Linux 2.6.11 (Ubuntu)
* Linux 2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
* Linux CentOS
* NetBSD 2.0
* OS/X 10.2
* Solaris 10
* Tru64 5.1B
* Windows XP

Note that agents are available pre-compiled from
http://www.zabbix.com/download.php for a limited number of
versions and platforms.

Commercial support

ZABBIX Company provides full range of professional services.
Please contact our sales department for pricing and more
details.

References

* ZABBIX 1.4 Manual
* ZABBIX Forums (http://www.zabbix.com/forum)
* ZABBIX Support (http://www.zabbix.com/support.php)
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