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    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)
    Last edited by Alexei; 30-06-2007, 00:08.
    Alexei Vladishev
    Creator of Zabbix, Product manager
    New York | Tokyo | Riga
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