Release Notes: This release brings bugfixes and further improvements to the rule engine. Most importantly, the (scoped, RainerScript-based) action object is now available. This enables users to get some early experience with the new system's advanced features. Note that output plugins must support the new system. With this release, omfile and omusrmsg have been upgraded to support it.
Release Notes: This is the first v6 release of rsyslog, beginning a new development focus. In v6, configuration is much more straigthforward. This release offers action scoping, which keeps related things closer together. Other than that, it is roughly functionally equivalent to the latest v5 releases. However, there is imptcp available, a Linux-optimized plain tcp input which in theory should perform faster than imtcp (at the price of some reduced functionality). Note that v6 requires modifications to pre v6-plugins in order to work.