Insider 2016-09: 3.8.1 released; GSoC; Turris Omnia; meetups;

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 51st issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng-related news.


syslog-ng 3.8.1 released

I am happy to announce that after almost a year of development, syslog-ng 3.8.1 has been released. This is the first stable release from the syslog-ng 3.8 branch. Version 3.8.1 adds some long-awaited features to syslog-ng and improves the performance of name-value-pair related operations.

Google Summer of Code 2016

The syslog-ng project has a long tradition of participating in the Google Summer of Code program. Each year some interesting new features originate from GSoC students. Here are some of the blogs, where students explain what they developed during the Summer:

If you are at the GSoC mentor summit (Sunnyvale, California, October 28-30,, you can even meet one of our mentors, Viktor Juhász, at the event. As a syslog-ng developer, he can talk to you about syslog-ng, even get you started developing syslog-ng.

Coming up: All Things Open

My next syslog-ng presentation will be in Raleigh, NC, at the All Things Open conference. I will talk about scaling a logging infrastructure using syslog-ng.

syslog-ng in the Turris Omnia Linux router

The Turris Omnia is a Linux-based router running on an ARM CPU. As it turned out during a conference discussion, this popular little device is running syslog-ng.

If you know of anything that could be added to, let me know!

syslog-ng at meetups

There were two meetups this summer where a member of Balabit’s crew talked about syslog-ng. Both were quite a positive experience. If you know of a meetup where participants might be interested in syslog-ng, please let me know! I can be reached by e-mail or on Twitter as @PCzanik


Your feedback and news tips about the next issue is welcome at documentation(at)

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