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NGINX Unit
v. 1.27.0

Unit 1.10.0 Released§

Hi,

I’m glad to announce a new release of NGINX Unit.

This release includes a number of improvements in various language modules and, finally, basic handling of incoming WebSocket connections, currently only for Node.js. Next in line to obtain WebSocket support is the Java module; it’s almost ready but requires some polishing.

To handle WebSocket connections in your Node.js app via Unit, use the server object from the unit-http module instead of the default one:

var webSocketServer = require('unit-http/websocket').server;

Another interesting and long-awaited feature in this release is the splitting of PATH_INFO in the PHP module. Now, Unit can properly handle requests like /app.php/some/path?some=args, which are often used to implement “user-friendly” URLs in PHP applications.

Changes with Unit 1.10.0                                         22 Aug 2019

    *) Change: matching of cookies in routes made case sensitive.

    *) Change: decreased log level of common errors when clients close
       connections.

    *) Change: removed the Perl module's "--include=" ./configure option.

    *) Feature: built-in WebSocket server implementation for Node.js module.

    *) Feature: splitting PATH_INFO from request URI in PHP module.

    *) Feature: request routing by scheme (HTTP or HTTPS).

    *) Feature: support for multipart requests body in Java module.

    *) Feature: improved API compatibility with Node.js 11.10 or later.

    *) Bugfix: reconfiguration failed if "listeners" or "applications"
       objects were missing.

    *) Bugfix: applying a large configuration might have failed.

Please welcome our new junior developer, Axel Duch. For this release, he implemented scheme matching in request routing; now, he works to further extend the request routing capabilities with source and destination address matching.

In parallel, Tiago Natel de Moura, who also joined the development recently, has achieved significant progress in the effort to add various process isolation features to Unit. You can follow his recent work on Linux namespaces support in the following pull request: https://github.com/nginx/unit/pull/289

See also his email about the feature: https://mailman.nginx.org/pipermail/nginx/2019-August/058321.html

In the meantime, we are about to finish the first round of adding basic support for serving static media assets and proxying in Unit.

Stay tuned!

wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev