[dnsdist] PowerDNS DNSdist 1.8.0 Released

Erik Winkels erik.winkels at open-xchange.com
Thu Mar 30 13:32:34 UTC 2023

We are thrilled to release DNSdist 1.8.0 today!
This 1.8.0 release contains a significant amount of changes since the last major release, 1.7.0, which was released a bit over a year ago. We try to stick to a major release every six months, but this one took a bit longer than expected.
Major improvements include reduced memory and CPU consumption for the use case of running dnsdist on devices with few resources, OpenWrt integration, options for faster TLS, and many other improvements. For a summary of the changes since 1.7.3, please have a look at the announcement of the first release candidate https://blog.powerdns.com/2023/02/23/first-release-candidate-of-powerdns-dnsdist-1-8-0/.
In addition, this release contains a few fixes for minor issues that were found in the third release candidate:
    * #12687 https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/pull/12687: Fix ‘Unknown key’ issue for actions and rules parameters
    * #12672 https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/pull/12672: Fix a dnsheader unaligned case
    * #12654 https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/pull/12654: secpoll: explicitly include necessary ctime header for time_t
Please see the DNSdist website https://dnsdist.org/ for the more complete changelog https://dnsdist.org/changelog.html#change-1.8.0 and the current documentation. The upgrade guide https://dnsdist.org/upgrade_guide.html#x-to-1-8-0 is also available there.
Please send us all feedback and issues you might have via the mailing list, https://mailman.powerdns.com/mailman/listinfo/dnsdist or in case of a bug, via GitHub https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/issues/new/choose.
We are immensely grateful to the PowerDNS community for the reporting of bugs, issues, feature requests, and especially to the submitters of fixes and implementations of features.
The release tarball https://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/dnsdist-1.8.0.tar.bz2 and its signature https://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/dnsdist-1.8.0.tar.bz2.sig are available on the downloads website, and packages for several distributions are available from our repository https://repo.powerdns.com/.
With the 1.8.0 release, the 1.5.x release will be marked “End of Life” and the 1.6.x and 1.7.x releases will go into critical fixes only mode.
With kind regards,

Erik Winkels
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com
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