NGINX 1.6 and 1.7 released


NGINX 1.6 was forked from the current 1.5 ‘mainline’ branch, and the 1.5 branch renumbered to 1.7. This is an annual checkpoint where we take the current mainline (feature) branch and fork it to a stable (no new features) branch. We continue active development on the renumbered mainline branch.

Changes with nginx 1.7.0                                         24 Apr 2014

    *) Feature: backend SSL certificate verification.

    *) Feature: support for SNI while working with SSL backends.

    *) Feature: the $ssl_server_name variable.

    *) Feature: the "if" parameter of the "access_log" directive.

Had a spare 15 minutes, so upgraded the server I have to 1.7.0
# nginx -V
nginx version: nginx/1.7.0
built by gcc 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-4) (GCC)
TLS SNI support enabled
configure arguments: --sbin-path=/usr/local/sbin --conf-path=/usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf --with-http_spdy_module --with-ipv6 --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_sub_module --with-http_addition_module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-http_flv_module --with-http_realip_module --with-libatomic --with-pcre=../pcre-8.35 --with-pcre-jit --with-http_dav_module --add-module=../nginx-dav-ext-module-0.0.2 --add-module=../ngx-fancyindex-ngx-fancyindex --add-module=../ngx_cache_purge-2.1 --add-module=../nginx-accesskey-2.0.3 --with-openssl=../openssl-1.0.1g --add-module=../nginx-http-concat-master --with-openssl-opt=enable-tlsext