Nginx 1.7.3 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 2014-07-08, the mainline version of Nginx 1.7.3 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.7.3 08 Jul 2014
- ) Feature: weak entity tags are now preserved on response modifications, and strong ones are changed to weak.
- ) Feature: cache revalidation now uses If-None-Match header if possible.
- ) Feature: the “ssl_password_file” directive.
- ) Bugfix: the If-None-Match request header line was ignored if there was no Last-Modified header in a response returned from cache.
- ) Bugfix: “peer closed connection in SSL handshake” messages were logged at “info” level instead of “error” while connecting to backends.
- ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_dav_module module in nginx/Windows.
- ) Bugfix: SPDY connections might be closed prematurely if caching was 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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