[collectd] Version 4.5.0 available

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Tue Sep 9 00:10:08 CEST 2008

Hello everybody,

I've just uploaded and linked version 4.5.0 on the website. Get your
copy now while it's still fresh :)

Here's a short summary of changes. And when I say `short', I really do
mean it!

2008-09-04, Version 4.5.0
 * collectd: Added the ability to flush certain identifiers.
 * collectd: The concept of `notification meta data' has been
 * filecount plugin: The new filecount plugin counts the number of
   files in a directory and its subdirectories.
 * ipmi plugin: Sensor names have been changed to ensure unique names.
   Notifications upon added and removed sensors can now be generated.
 * notify_desktop plugin: This new plugin sends notifications to the
   X desktop using the structure defined in the `Desktop Notification
 * notify_email plugin: This new plugin sends out notifications via
   email, using the `esmtp' library.
 * onewire plugin: The new experimental(!) onewire plugin reads values,
   such as temperatures, from sensors connected to the computer via the
   onewire bus.
 * perl plugin: Improved synchronized access to internal data structures
   and fixed a possible dead-lock.
 * perl plugin: Added the ability to flush certain identifiers and marked
   plugin_flush_all() and plugin_flush_one() as deprecated in favor of
 * perl plugin: Added the ability to configure Perl plugins.
 * postgresql plugin: The new postgresql plugin collects statistics
   about or from a PostgreSQL database.
 * processes plugin: The `ProcessMatch' option has been added.
 * rrdtool plugin: Implement throttling of the `update queue' to lessen
   IO load.
 * tcpconns plugin: This plugin has been ported to OpenBSD.
 * thermal plugin: The new thermal plugin collects system temperatures
   using Linux ACPI thermal zone data.

Thanks to all the contributors! Of course I sent a t-shirt to each
contributor and hope I didn't forget anyone. If so, please let me know.
If you want to get a t-shirt, too, please read about the `collectd
Contribution Appreciation Program' here:

Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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