Nginx 1.7.2 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream mainline 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 2014-06-17, the mainline version of Nginx 1.7.2 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.7.2 17 Jun 2014
- ) Feature: the “hash” directive inside the “upstream” block.
- ) Feature: defragmentation of free shared memory blocks. Thanks to Wandenberg Peixoto and Yichun Zhang.
- ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process if the default value of the “access_log” directive was used; the bug had appeared in 1.7.0. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.
- ) Bugfix: trailing slash was mistakenly removed from the last parameter of the “try_files” directive.
- ) Bugfix: nginx could not be built on OS X in some cases.
- ) 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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