Nginx 1.5.4 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 2013-08-27, the development version of Nginx 1.5.4 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.5.4 27 Aug 2013
- ) Change: now the “image_filter” directive with the “size” parameter returns responses with the “application/json” MIME type.
- ) Feature: the ngx_http_auth_request_module.
- ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur on start or during reconfiguration if the “try_files” directive was used with an empty parameter.
- ) Bugfix: memory leak if relative paths were specified using variables in the “root” or “auth_basic_user_file” directives.
- ) Bugfix: the “valid_referers” directive incorrectly executed regular expressions if a “Referer” header started with “https://”. Thanks to Liangbin Li.
- ) Bugfix: responses might hang if subrequests were used and an SSL handshake error happened during subrequest processing. Thanks to Aviram Cohen.
- ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_autoindex_module.
- ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_spdy_module.
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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