Release Notes for Zabbix 1.8.8

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.8.

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This document contains the release notes for Zabbix 1.8.8. Download here.

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

Fixes and minor improvements

ZBX-1909 fixed keyparser to allow keys like "key,{$USERMACRO}"
ZBX-4157 fixed possible truncating of queries while preparing a configuration data for sending to a proxy
ZBX-4150 fixed processing of quoted function parameters
ZBX-4141 fixed possible cycling of server/proxy processes after unsuccessful execution of SQL statement
ZBX-4135 fixed item selection in trigger expression
ZBX-3676 fixed item selection in bar report
ZBX-4070 improved performance of handling of trigger functions
ZBXNEXT-921 added option to show items without data in latest data
ZBX-2457 changed "type" to "ENGINE" in MySQL upgrade patches for MySQL 5.5 compatibility
ZBX-4099 fixed possible crash when processing of functions sum(), min(), max() or diff() in triggers, aggregated checks or calculated items
ZBX-3030 fixed event durations in monitoring
ZBXNEXT-902 changed API search wildcard from "%" to "*"
ZBX-3967 fixed alerter hang on long running alert scripts
ZBX-3970 fixed proxy crash after database connection to postgresql is recovered
ZBX-3175 fixed value type for 'vfs.fs.size[/var,used]' in data.sql
ZBX-4068 updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
ZBX-4066 fixed macros saving in administration
ZBXNEXT-900 added support of {TRIGGER.ID} macro in a trigger url
ZBX-4045 added check for duplicate hosts or proxies - if found, configuration syncer logs a warning and exits
ZBX-4059 fixed a potential buffer overflow in item parameter parsing

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See Zabbix documentation for full details.


See Upgrade procedure for upgrade options and instructions. For version specific upgrade notes, see Upgrade notes for 1.8.8.

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