Nginx 1.7.9 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 2014-12-23, the mainline version of Nginx 1.7.9 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.7.9 23 Dec 2014
- ) Feature: variables support in the “proxy_cache”, “fastcgi_cache”, “scgi_cache”, and “uwsgi_cache” directives.
- ) Feature: variables support in the “expires” directive.
- ) Feature: loading of secret keys from hardware tokens with OpenSSL engines. Thanks to Dmitrii Pichulin.
- ) Feature: the “autoindex_format” directive.
- ) Bugfix: cache revalidation is now only used for responses with 200 and 206 status codes. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.
- ) Bugfix: the “TE” client request header line was passed to backends while proxying.
- ) Bugfix: the “proxy_pass”, “fastcgi_pass”, “scgi_pass”, and “uwsgi_pass” directives might not work correctly inside the “if” and “limit_except” blocks.
- ) Bugfix: the “proxy_store” directive with the “on” parameter was ignored if the “proxy_store” directive with an explicitly specified file path was used on a previous level.
- ) Bugfix: nginx could not be built with BoringSSL. Thanks to Lukas Tribus.
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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