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syslog-ng on the long term: a draft on strategic directions
I made a promise some posts ago that I would use this blog both for collecting feedback and to provide information about potential next steps ahead of syslog-ng. In the same post, I also promised that the you, the syslog-ng community, would have a chance to steer these directions. Please read on to find out how to do that.
syslog-ng 4 theme: typing
As explained in my previous post, we do have some features already in mind for syslog-ng 4, even though the work on creating a long term set of objectives for the syslog-ng project is not finished yet. One of the themes I that I have working code for already, is...
syslog-ng future: the path to syslog-ng 4
syslog-ng 3.0.1 was released 17th February 2009, almost exactly 13 years ago. The key feature at that point was to add support for RFC5424, the new “syslog” protocol. The 3.0 release marked a significant conceptual change in syslog-ng as this was where we introduced support for generic “name-value pairs” associated with a log message.
syslog-ng distribution and support bottleneck
I find that a lot of syslog-ng deployments are lagging behind and are using ancient versions. It has become difficult for me to get these deployments to more recent versions. No product is able to improve and cover new ground in a situation like this…
syslog-ng-future.blog? Is this a fork or what?
I mentioned in the previous post that I would like to focus on syslog-ng and put it more into the spotlight. I also mentioned that Balabit, the company I was a founder of and the commercial sponsor of syslog-ng was acquired ~4 years ago. How does this add up? Who owns the Intellectual Property (IP)? Who am I or this blog affiliated with?
syslog-ng has been around for decades: I started coding the first version of syslog-ng in September 1998, circa 24 years ago. The adoption of syslog-ng skyrocketed soon after that. Over the years however I feel that syslog-ng has become a trusted piece of infrastructure few people really care about. I set out to change that…
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