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nbdkit-release-notes-1.8(1)	    NBDKIT	   nbdkit-release-notes-1.8(1)

NAME
       nbdkit-release-notes-1.8	- release notes	for nbdkit 1.8

DESCRIPTION
       These are the release notes for nbdkit stable release 1.8.  This
       describes the major changes since 1.6.

       nbdkit 1.8.0 was	released on 12th November 2018.

   New features
       o   New plugin: nbdkit-sh-plugin(1) for running shell scripts and other
	   external programs.  See:
	   https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/write-nbdkit-plugins-in-shell-script/

       o   New plugin: nbdkit-partitioning-plugin(1) which creates a
	   partitioned disk from a list	of partitions in files.

       o   New plugin: nbdkit-iso-plugin(1) which creates an ISO (CD-ROM)
	   image on the	fly from a directory of	files.	See:
	   https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/new-in-nbdkit-create-an-iso-image-on-the-fly/

       o   New plugin: nbdkit-floppy-plugin(1) which creates a virtual FAT-
	   formatted floppy disk from a	directory of files.
	   https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/new-in-nbdkit-create-a-virtual-floppy-disk/

       o   Magic config	key allows simpler invocation of many plugins, eg:

	    nbdkit file	file=foo

	   becomes:

	    nbdkit file	foo

       o   nbdkit-data-plugin(1): Add disk2data.pl script to generate data
	   parameters.

       o   nbdkit-data-plugin(1) Use "<file" to	inline a file.

       o   nbdkit-vddk-plugin(1): Use "-DA vddk.diskinfo=1" to enable extra
	   debug information.

       o   tests: Use a	helper function	to refactor and	simplify most tests.

       o   nbdkit-partition-filter(1): Can handle > 128	GPT partitions.

       o   nbdkit can be compiled on the Haiku operating system
	   (FranA<section>ois Revol).

       o   New "nbdkit_parse_bool" API for parsing boolean parameters (Eric
	   Blake).

       o   nbdkit-log-filter(1): Add "logappend=[true|false]" (Eric Blake).

       o   nbdkit-ocaml-plugin(3): New "set_error" and "debug" calls.

       o   Analyze code	under AddressSanitizer and ThreadSanitizer and fix
	   bugs	(Eric Blake).

       o   Analyze code	under Coverity and fix bugs.

       o   Tests now run more quickly.

SEE ALSO
       nbdkit(1),
       https://www.redhat.com/archives/libguestfs/2018-November/msg00111.html.

AUTHORS
       Eric Blake

       Richard W.M. Jones

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2018 Red Hat Inc.

LICENSE
       Redistribution and use in source	and binary forms, with or without
       modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
       met:

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

       o   Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
	   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-1.8(1)

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