Nginx 1.2.4 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream stable 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 benefit from using Nginx because of its extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.
On 2012-09-25, the stable version of Nginx 1.2.4 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.2.4 25 Sep 2012
- ) Bugfix: in the “limit_req” directive; the bug had appeared in 1.1.14. Thanks to Charles Chen.
- ) Bugfix: nginx could not be built by gcc 4.7 with -O2 optimization if the –with-ipv6 option was used.
- ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process if the “map” directive was used with variables as values.
- ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process if the “geo” directive was used with the “ranges” parameter but without the “default” parameter; the bug had appeared in 0.8.43. Thanks to Zhen Chen and Weibin Yao.
- ) Bugfix: in the -p command-line parameter handling.
- ) Bugfix: in the mail proxy server.
- ) Bugfix: of minor potential bugs. Thanks to Coverity.
- ) Bugfix: nginx/Windows could not be built with Visual Studio 2005 Express. Thanks to HAYASHI Kentaro.
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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