Release Notes for Zabbix 1.4.2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.4.2.

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This document contains the release notes for Zabbix 1.4.2. Download it from downloads.

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

Fixes and minor improvements

fixed validation of trigger expression
fixed '{HOSTNAME}' macros using for actions
fixed e-mail sending to the pedantic qmail
fixed communication between systems with different byte orders
fixed frontend to accept trigger function time()
ignore trigger FALSE state if it depends on another trigger
added new templates: Template_Cisco_PIX_525,
improved per cpu 'system.cpu.util[]' for linux/solaris
added support of 'system.cpu.num'
added automatic resolution of DNS names for auto-discovery
fixed processing of triggers on delta items. Thanks to Palmertree.
updated German translation. Thanks to Beam.
changed help string for parameter '-s' of zabbix_sender
fixed displaying of text data (EOL) in screens
added missing { and } when displaying trigger expressions
fixed processing of negative SNMP integers
fixed processing of MM in format of log timestamps
added missing index on items_applications.itemid
fixed processing of SNMP octet strings
fixed division by zero in ZABBIX server
support of parameters NodeNoEvents and NodeNoHistory
developed data monitoring of multiple nodes
support of new parameter for count(period,value,operator)
new trigger function iregexp(), non case-sensitive regexp
fixed upgrade script to correctly process host-template linkage
fixed synchronisation of delete operation between nodes
fixed problem with libresolv under Solaris 8
improved SMS sender
improved item and trigger filtering
added dotted drawing type for links of map
fixed links drawing type of map
fixed items,graphs,hostgroups deletion
fixed permissions for maps
fixed filtering of items by status
fixed collector for WinXX
fixed definition of serial columns to allow use of older MySQL
decreased required version of libcurl
added timeout handler for http monitoring
more informative report for configuration script
changed installation directory to '$sbin'
fixed "Reset" button for Web screens
fixed graph items limitation for IE6
added availability of using spaces for trigger expressions
improved inheritance of template graphs
fixed permissions for logfile
changed syntax of keys for external checks
changed syntax of keys for aggregate items
fixed DM configuration exchange in 32-bit environments
fixed agent library dependencies
fixed reset button for graph
fixed item multiple cleaning on mass update
fixed error 'undefined function delete_service'
fixed internal logging system
added non-persistent connection for PostgreSQL to avoid problems with unfinished transactions
fixed housekeeper to process history_text
added availability of using ":," character for key
improved zabbix_get for receiving large data
fixed shared memory allocation
added server-side transactions for PostgreSQL
fixed housekeeper to run as multiple transations
added support of NOT IN operator for time periods
fixed processing of macro {TRIGGER.VALUE} on 32 bit systems
changed priorities of '|' and '&' in trigger expressions
fixed no graphs for PostgreSQL
fixed and improved eventlog monitoring
improved not supported values processing
fixed processing of user parameters and remote commands having character '%'

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See Zabbix Manual for full details.


Recompile Zabbix binaries and update front-end PHP files. Execute a database patch if migrating from Zabbix 1.8.x. See Zabbix Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure.

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