Nginx 1.5.1 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream development branch. Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a high performance web server, caching proxy and a Layer 7 load balancing solution. Millions of web sites on the Internet use and benefit from Nginx because of its extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.
On 2013-06-04, the development version of Nginx 1.5.1 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.5.1 04 Jun 2013
- ) Feature: the “ssi_last_modified”, “sub_filter_last_modified”, and “xslt_last_modified” directives. Thanks to Alexey Kolpakov.
- ) Feature: the “http_403″ parameter of the “proxy_next_upstream”, “fastcgi_next_upstream”, “scgi_next_upstream”, and “uwsgi_next_upstream” directives.
- ) Feature: the “allow” and “deny” directives now support unix domain sockets.
- ) Bugfix: nginx could not be built with the ngx_mail_ssl_module, but without ngx_http_ssl_module; the bug had appeared in 1.3.14.
- ) Bugfix: in the “proxy_set_body” directive. Thanks to Lanshun Zhou.
- ) Bugfix: in the “lingering_time” directive. Thanks to Lanshun Zhou.
- ) Bugfix: the “fail_timeout” parameter of the “server” directive in the “upstream” context might not work if “max_fails” parameter was used; the bug had appeared in 1.3.0.
- ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process if the “ssl_stapling” directive was used. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.
- ) Bugfix: in the mail proxy server. Thanks to Filipe Da Silva.
- ) Bugfix: nginx/Windows might stop accepting connections if several worker processes were used.
These Windows install files are provided to support legacy users who still use the Cygwin based builds. Before nginx.org starting providing native Windows packages, these were the only way to run Nginx on Windows. Now, official native Windows builds are available and supported at nginx.org. Please use those if you are new to Nginx on Windows. Once again, they are fully supported and available for download at nginx.org.
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