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Discussion in 'Nginx and PHP-FPM news & discussions' started by eva2000, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    4:04 AM
    Nginx 1.25.x
    MariaDB 10.x

    I'm glad to announce a new release of NGINX Unit.

    This is a bugfix release with a primary focus on the stabilization of
    the Node.js module. We have made great progress with it, and now Node.js
    support is in much better shape than before.

    Changes with Unit 1.7 20 Dec 2018

    *) Change: now rpath is set in Ruby module only if the library was not
    found in default search paths; this allows to meet packaging
    restrictions on some systems.

    *) Bugfix: "disable_functions" and "disable_classes" PHP options set via
    Control API did not work.

    *) Bugfix: Promises on request data in Node.js were not triggered.

    *) Bugfix: various compatibility issues with Node.js applications.

    *) Bugfix: a segmentation fault occurred in Node.js module if
    application tried to read request body after request.end() was

    *) Bugfix: a segmentation fault occurred in Node.js module if
    application attempted to send header twice.

    *) Bugfix: names of response header fields in Node.js module were
    erroneously treated as case-sensitive.

    *) Bugfix: uncatched exceptions in Node.js were not logged.

    *) Bugfix: global install of Node.js module from sources was broken on
    some systems; the bug had appeared in 1.6.

    *) Bugfix: traceback for exceptions during initialization of Python
    applications might not be logged.

    *) Bugfix: PHP module build failed if PHP interpreter was built with
    thread safety enabled.

    Highly likely, this is the last release of Unit in 2018, so I would like to
    wish you a Happy New Year on the behalf of the entire Unit team.

    2018 was an exciting year in Unit development. Many important features have
    been introduced, including:

    - Advanced Process Management, which allows scaling application processes
    dynamically depending on the amount of load. Thanks go to Maxim Romanov
    who primarily worked on this feature.


    - Perl, Ruby, and Node.js application support. Thanks to Alexander Borisov
    who implemented these language modules.

    - TLS support and Certificates Storage API that allows to dynamically
    configure TLS certificates. Thanks to Igor Sysoev who collaborated with
    me on this feature.


    - C API language modules were moved into a separate library; this helped a lot
    with Node.js integration and aids the upcoming Java support. Thanks again
    to Maxim Romanov for this work.

    - Essential access logging support.

    - Advanced settings for applications including environment variables, runtime
    arguments, PHP options, and php.ini path customization.

    I can’t imagine releasing any of these features without the effort of our QA
    engineer, Andrey Zelenkov, who relentlessly improves test coverage of Unit
    codebase, runs various fuzzing tests, and reports any suspicious behaviour
    to the developers.

    In addition, one of the most important achievements of the year was a tangible
    improvement of documentation quality. The website is up-to-date
    now and covers all the features introduced in the new and previous Unit
    releases. This duty was successfully carried out by our technical writer,
    Artem Konev.

    Besides, he continues refactoring the documentation and plans to introduce
    HowTos for various use cases and applications. If you have any particular
    suggestions concerning applications you’d like to configure with Unit,
    please create a feature request in our documentation issue tracker on GitHub:


    Thanks to our system engineers, Andrei Belov and Konstantin Pavlov, who are
    toiling over packages in our own repositories and images in Docker hub.

    Thanks to our product manager Nick Shadrin who helps us to envision our
    strategy and gives excellent talks on conferences around the world.
    You can see him in the latest Unit demo session at NGINX Conf 2018:


    Of course, everything I’ve just mentioned wouldn’t be possible without our
    vibrant community; our users who are eager to move their projects to Unit;
    everyone who reports bugs and suggests features, guiding us to the right
    path. We urge everybody to participate via our mailing list at


    or on GitHub:


    I gladly mention 洪志道 (Hong Zhi Dao) as one of the most active community
    members who not only reports bugs but also reads our code, asks pointed
    questions, and regularly sends patches with improvements. Thank you very
    much for your contribution.

    Special thanks go to the maintainers of Unit packages in various
    community repositories: Sergey A. Osokin (FreeBSD), Ralph Seichter
    (Gentoo), André Klitzing (Alpine Linux), and Julian Brost (Arch Linux).
    Sorry if I didn't mention anyone else who maintains Unit packages for
    other distributions; you can open an issue for your repository to be
    included in the Installation section at


    Unfortunately, we weren’t able to achieve each and every of our audacious
    goals this year. The development of some features is postponed until
    the upcoming year.

    Currently, there is ongoing work on WebSocket support, the Java module,
    request routing, and static files serving.

    We have already made good progress on the Java module. This work is underway
    in a separate GitHub public repository:


    , so everybody willing to run their Java applications on Unit can participate.

    Many other good things and announcements about Unit will surely happen in 2019.
    Thank you for staying with us, and all the best.

    wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

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  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    4:04 AM
    Nginx 1.25.x
    MariaDB 10.x
    wow Nginx Unit application server is shaping up nicely - looking forward to working on integrating Nginx Unit into Centmin Mod LEMP stack in 2019 :D