Roxen WebServer 6.1.200-release2 (2017-02-13)

WebServer-specific changes

APIs improvements:

  • Variable.MultipleChoice: Support conversion to/from multiselect

Administration Interface improvements:

  • Compat: Add compat level for Roxen 6.1
  • Only show the selected SNMP sub-tree
  • RoxenPatch: New files may now force overwrites
  • FSGC: Added support for quarantining instead of deleting

Logging improvements:

  • Modify log timestamps to always print absolute time, and to display uptime every 5 lines.

Modules improvements:

  • XML DB Mirror: Now also a feed import backend

RXML improvements:

  • Small doc update for <if#module>
  • Session tag: Fixed failure to set session cookie

Pike releases:


Roxen WebServer 6.1.162-release1 (2016-11-08)

WebServer-specific changes

APIs improvements:

  • DBManager.SqlFileSplitIterator: Improved performance.
  • Add language-aware imploding of string lists.
  • New module: HTTPClient.
  • Variable.MultipleChoice: Added multiselect mode.
  • Added ROXEN.basename().
  • ImageCache: Cast atime as SIGNED to avoid errors with some MySQL versions.
  • JS-support: Added deepCompare() that checks two JavaScript values recursively for equality.
  • JS-support: Added ROXEN.arrayUnique().
  • JS-support: Added ROXEN.AFS.post_files() which can send FileList objects directly to the server.
  • JS-support: Added ROXEN.dirname().
  • JS-support: Added simple YUI style combo loader
  • JS-support: Allow ROXEN.AFS.post() to send a form ID to YUI for encoding.
  • JS-support: AFS: Add code for throttling and duplicate removal,
  • JS-support: AFS: Added function to detect if init() has been called.
  • JS-Support: Improve protocol caching for static resources.
  • New logging feature: JSON logging.
  • New module: REST API for Administration Interface.
  • Add a few (custom and glibc-inspired) modifiers to strftime.
  • Protocol Cache: Assume that vary is supported by all.
  • Protocols: Added StartTLSProtocol.
  • ImageCache: Add an expires header.

Administation Interface improvements:

  • Make various input fields larger.
  • Logging: Added log pattern $cipher-suite.
  • Logging: Added log pattern $link-layer.
  • Logging: Remove log notices after 7 days. Fixes [bug 6950].
  • Logging: Don't use <imgs> for site/module log entry icons since that scales badly with long logs.
  • Include protocol cache stats in Cache Status wizard. Improve wizard presentation to make it easier to interpret data.
  • Config IF: Fixed a redirect loop.
  • Config IF: Join the tabs "Auto {Restart,Patching}" to "Auto Maintenance".
  • SSL: Generate RSA/SHA256 certificates.
  • Display (direct) object memory usage on memory usage page.
  • DB-browser: Support queries returning multiple result sets.
  • DB-browser: Default the copy or rename action to rename.
  • DB-browser: Reorder Ok/Cancel buttons.

Modules improvements:

  • New module: Filesystem Proxy.
  • XML DB Mirror: Now also a feed import backend.
  • UserDB: Support UTF8 in the user database.
  • UserDB: Cache user name lookups for 60 seconds.
  • Relay2: Added the possibillity to add additional response headers.
  • auth_httpcookie: Support year 2037 and beyond.
  • auth_httpcookie: Timeout cookies after a year.
  • auth_httpcookie: Use SHA1 to generate the cookie.
  • CGI: Send Connection: close.
  • CGI: Support HEAD. Fixes [bug 4616].
  • Email: Improved support for Unicode attachments.
  • Perform negative caching of (typically) htaccess files for 5 seconds.

Patch system improvements:

  • Complain but proceed when the CA list is empty.
  • Use HTTPS to fetch the patch cluster.
  • Rename the "Update Client" permission to "Apply Patches".
  • Added option to automatically install patches on restart.
  • Added support for automatic fetch of patch clusters.

Protocols improvements:

  • Extensions: *.gz and *.bz2 et al are content-types. [bug 7691]
  • Attempt to use protocol cache for certain authenticated resources as well.
  • Init: Make sure that the default certificates don't use SHA1.
  • Init: Create the default certificates in the correct place.
  • SSL: Hide the "SSL key file" variable if empty.
  • SSL: Change default minimum suite to TLS 1.0.
  • Pike 8.0 [SSL]: Support ipless with https.
  • Pike 8.0 [SSL]: Support multiple certificates with the same key.
  • SSL: Updated estimated cipher strengths.
  • FTP: Enable handler threads by default.
  • FTP: Allow anonymous ftp without TLS even when TLS required.
  • FTP: Added support for the CCC command.
  • FTP: Default to PROT P for FTPS.
  • FTP: Allow FEAT before login.
  • FTP: Extended AUTH TLS config option.
  • FTP: Support ending the TLS control connection with REIN.
  • FTP: Added configuration flag to require AUTH TLS.
  • FTP: Support AUTH TLS (RFC 4217).

RXML improvements:

  • Added entity .
  • Add :base64url and :-base64url RXML encoding/decoding.
  • <force-session-id/> now supports httponly and secure flags.
  • Wizards: Added RoxenWizardId cookie to protect against CSRF.
  • <expire-time/>: Set Cache-Control: max-age. [bug 7535]
  • Added quite a few predicate functions to sexpr.
  • SqlTags: Support queries returning multiple result sets.
  • <emit#values>: Use a stable output order.
  • <insert#href>: Added support for PUT and DELETE [bug 7179].
  • Allow RXML expressions to call basename() and dirname() for faster path manipulation.

Roxen improvements:

  • Changed database from MySQL to MariaDB 10.1.12.
  • Speed up scanning for module and pike-module directories by excluding some more items (e.g. ".git" and "node_modules").
  • Core: Load demand-loaded modules from handler threads. [bug 7782]
  • Threads: Improved robustness for describe_all_threads(). [bug 7642]
  • Start: Added --without-daemon. [bug 7488]
  • Config: If the primary configuration file is lost, try the backups.
  • Config: Flush configuration files to disc before renaming them.
  • Logging: Default to dated access logfiles.
  • Logging: Default to compressing log files.
  • Require Pike 8.0 for Roxen 6.0 and later.
  • DBManager: Add an innodb-data-file-path entry to my.cfg.
  • MySQL: Detect and support MariaDB.
  • MySQL: Set the default storage engine to MyISAM.
  • MySQL: Bump the required MySQL version to 5.5.
  • Site-Templates: Added support for packages.
  • Pike 8.0: Upgrade old automatic X.509v1 certs to X.509v3.

Pike releases: