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nbdkit-release-notes-1.4(1)	    NBDKIT	   nbdkit-release-notes-1.4(1)

NAME
       nbdkit-release-notes-1.4	- release notes	for nbdkit 1.4

DESCRIPTION
       These are the release notes for nbdkit stable release 1.4.  This
       describes the major changes since 1.2.

       nbdkit 1.4.0 was	released on 6th	July 2018.

   New features
       o   You can write plugins in Tcl, see nbdkit-tcl-plugin(3).

       o   Other new plugins: nbdkit-ext2-plugin(1), nbdkit-random-plugin(1),
	   nbdkit-zero-plugin(1).

       o   New filters:	nbdkit-blocksize-filter(1), nbdkit-fua-filter(1),
	   nbdkit-log-filter(1), nbdkit-nozero-filter(1).

       o   Bash	tab completion of nbdkit commands.

       o   TLS Pre-Shared Keys (PSK) authentication.

       o   We now default to the newstyle protocol, use	-o to select oldstyle.

       o   On-demand ramping of	thread pool.

       o   TRIM	support	in the file plugin.

       o   Reworked error handling.

       o   New "can_zero", "can_fua" methods and better	handling of FUA.

       o   New "nbdkit_realpath" function.

       o   "nbdkit_parse_size" rewritten.

       o   Better handling of shutdown path to ensure plugins can do long
	   cleanups.

       o   New "PKG_CHECK_VAR" variables.

       o   Regression test for IPv6 connections.

       o   Of course numerous smaller bug fixes	and improvements.

   Acknowledgements
       Thanks in particular to Eric Blake and Pino Toscano.

SEE ALSO
       nbdkit(1),
       https://www.redhat.com/archives/libguestfs/2018-July/msg00023.html.

AUTHORS
       Eric Blake

       Richard W.M. Jones

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2018 Red Hat Inc.

LICENSE
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       met:

       o   Redistributions of source code must retain the above	copyright
	   notice, this	list of	conditions and the following disclaimer.

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	   notice, this	list of	conditions and the following disclaimer	in the
	   documentation and/or	other materials	provided with the
	   distribution.

       o   Neither the name of Red Hat nor the names of	its contributors may
	   be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
	   without specific prior written permission.

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nbdkit-1.20.4			  2021-09-21	   nbdkit-release-notes-1.4(1)

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