Archive for March, 2011
As co-maintainer of syslog-ng for openSUSE, I started preparations for the syslog-ng 3.3 release. This is due to a major change in syslog-ng: it is becoming multi-threaded, bringing a performance boost to an already fast application. While I and many others use it on production machines, be aware, that this is still an alpha release. Packages are available for openSUSE 11.3, 11.4 and Factory. If you have a chance, please try it and share your experiences!
Cloud and Software as a Service are two very important words in IT recently. They are made possible by the Internet, which is getting faster every day. This can also be utilized for syslog messages: as a pioneer in this field, Loggly ( http://loggly.com/ ) created “Logging as a Service”. I tested in the past few days and would like to share my experiences.
openSUSE 11.4 will be released tomorrow, on the 10th of March. As a generic distribution, it will have many interesting new features on the server, base system and the desktop side.