[Pdns-announce] Authoritative 4.4.0-alpha3

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at powerdns.com
Thu Nov 5 13:39:07 UTC 2020


we are very happy to announce version 4.4.0-alpha3 of the Authoritative

(A painful bug in the LMDB backend was found just as we started the
Alpha 2 release process, so we decided to skip right on to Alpha 3,
with that bug fixed).

This release drops GSS/TSIG support, please see 

Version 4.4.0 brings a bunch of exciting changes:

* the LMDB backend now supports long record content, making it
production ready for everybody
* the SVCB and HTTPS record types are supported, with limited
additional processing
* transaction handling in the 2136 handler and the HTTP API was again
improved a lot, avoiding various spurious issues users may have noticed
if they do a lot of changes
* a new setting (consistent-backends) offers a roughly 30% speedup,
subject to conditions 
* we finally emit Prometheus metrics!

Authoritative 4.3.x was the last release branch with support for
CentOS/RHEL 6. Problems running Authoritative 4.4.x on CentOS/RHEL 6
will not be treated as bugs by us.

We want to specifically thank Robin Geuze, Kees Monshouwer, Mischan
Toosarani-Hausberger, and Chris Hofstaedtler for their contributions to
this release. We are also grateful to all other reporters of bugs,
issues, feature requests, and submitters of smaller fixes and features.

Please make sure to read the Upgrade Notes before upgrading.

The tarball (plus signature) is available at 
https://downloads.powerdns.com/releases. Packages for CentOS 7 and 8,
Debian Stretch and Buster, Ubuntu Xenial, Bionic and Focal are
available from https://repo.powerdns.com/

Please send us all feedback and issues you might have via the mailing
list, or in case of a bug, via GitHub.

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/
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