[collectd] Version 4.10.0 available

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Sat May 1 14:29:35 CEST 2010

Hello everybody,

I'm pleased to announce the release of collectd 4.10.0, a new minor
release of collectd.

This version introduces several new features, including three new
plugins for retrieving and parsing XML files, reading Modbus/TCP
registers and receiving PHP profiling information. Improvements of
existing plugins includes Python 3 support in the Python plugin,
manually setting an interface in the Network plugin and support for
pinging "dynamic DNS" hosts in the Ping plugin.

This will probably be the last (feature) release of major version 4. The
next version with new features will be version 5.0. I hope to be able to
release 5.0 in July, in time for collectd's five year anniversary ;)


The new version is available in source-code form from collectd's
download page. The direct download links are:

  Version 4.10.0:

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.10.0.tar.bz2
    SHA-1: eda40d632d24dd5ec3d124a305d5c1a4ac8d62d7

  * http://collectd.org/files/collectd-4.10.0.tar.gz
    SHA-1: 5763f28b8721be115afed58752f5de76c627bba5


Thanks to everybody who helped with this new version. In particular, the
release contains new code by:

  * Amit Gupta
  * Andrés J. Díaz
  * Chris Buben
  * Clément Stenac
  * Fabian Schuh
  * Julien Ammous
  * Lorin Scraba
  * Max Henkel
  * Peter Warasin
  * Phoenix Kayo
  * Sebastian Harl
  * Stefan Völkel
  * Sven Trenkel
  * Vaclav Malek

2010-05-01, Version 4.10.0
  * collectd: JSON output now includes the "dstypes" and "dsnames"
    fields. This makes it easier for external applications to interpret
    the data. Thanks to Chris Buben for his work.
  * collectd: The new "Timeout" option can be used to specify a
    "timeout" for missing values. This is used in the threshold checking
    code to detect missing values. Thanks to Andrés J. Díaz for the
  * apache plugin: Support for "IdleWorkers" (Apache 1.*: "IdleServers")
    has been added.
  * curl plugin: The new "ExcludeRegex" allows to easily exclude certain
    lines from the match.
  * curl_xml plugin: This new plugin allows to read XML files using cURL
    and extract metrics included in the files. Thanks to Amit Gupta for
    his work.
  * filecount plugin: The new "IncludeHidden" option allows to include
    "hidden" files and directories in the statistics. Thanks to Vaclav
    Malek for the patch.
  * logfile plugin: The new "PrintSeverity" option allows to include the
    severity of a message in the output. Thanks to Clément Stenac for
    his patch.
  * memcachec plugin: The new "ExcludeRegex" allows to easily exclude
    certain lines from the match.
  * modbus plugin: This new plugin allows to read registers from
    Modbus-TCP enabled devices.
  * network plugin: The new "Interface" option allows to set the
    interface to be used for multicast and, if supported, unicast
    traffic. Thanks to Max Henkel for his work.
  * openvpn plugin: The "CollectUserCount" and "CollectIndividualUsers"
    options allow more detailed control over how to report sessions of
    multiple users. Thanks to Fabian Schuh for his work.
  * pinba plugin: This new plugin receives timing information from the
    Pinba PHP extension, which can be used for profiling PHP code and
    webserver performance.
  * ping plugin: The new "MaxMissed" allows to re-resolve a hosts
    address when it doesn't reply to a number of ping requests. Thanks
    to Stefan Völkel for the patch.
  * postgresql plugin: The "Interval" config option has been added. The
    plugin has been relicensed under the 2-clause BSD license. Thanks to
    Sebastian Harl for his work.
  * processes plugin: Support for "code" and "data" virtual memory sizes
    has been added. Thanks to Clément Stenac for his patch.
  * python plugin: Support for Python 3 has been implemented. Thanks to
    Sven Trenkel for his work.
  * routeros plugin: Support for collecting CPU load, memory usage, used
    and free disk space, sectors written and number of bad blocks from
    MikroTik devices has been added.
  * swap plugin: Support for Linux < 2.6 has been added. Thanks to Lorin
    Scraba for his patch.
  * tail plugin: The new "ExcludeRegex" allows to easily exclude certain
    lines from the match. Thanks to Peter Warasin for his patch.
  * write_http plugin: The "StoreRates" option has been added. Thanks to
    Paul Sadauskas for his patch.
  * regex match: The "Invert" option has been added. Thanks to Julien
    Ammous for his patch.

Best regards,
Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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