Fluentd v0.10.58 is released

Hi users!

We have just released Fluentd version 0.10.58. Here are the changes:

  • parser/formatter: Add base class and Plugin.new_xxx / Plugin.register_xxx APIs: #495,#497
  • parser: Fix blank column handling of TSVParser: #506
  • formatter: Add new CSV formatter: #489
  • formatter: Add msgpack format to built-in Formatter to dump records: #479
  • config: Add self.name to configure_proxy error message: #490
  • config: Fix system config using double memory: #496
  • config: Fix v1 config to support multiple tag match: #478
  • config: Fix Config.bool_value regression for nil value: #477
  • input: Add in_dummy plugin: #484
  • in_http: Add respond_with_empty_img parameter to return empty gif image: #480
  • in_http: Add cors_allow_origins parameter to support CORS request: #473
  • buffer: Prevent an exception with large num_retries: #502
  • out_file: Don't create world writable directory in daemon mode: #483
  • Add router.emit and router= for compatibility with v0.12: #510
  • Use router.emit instead of Engine.emit: #511

This release is mainly for improving compatibility with v0.12.

New Parser and Formatter API

In v0.10.57 or earlier, we use following APIs to implement Parser class.

# Parser implementation
module Fluent
  class TextParser
    # Not inherit base class
    class FooParser
      include Configurable

      # Overwrite initialize, configure and parse method

      # register this parser
      TextParser.register_template('foo', Proc.new { FooParser.new })

# Instantiate parser
parser = TextParser.new

New APIs are below:

# Parser implementation
module Fluent
  class TextParser
    # inherit Parser base class
    class FooParser < Parser
      # register this plugin without Proc.new trick
      Plugin.register_parser('foo', self)

      # Overwrite initialize, configure and parse method

# Instantiate parser
parser = Plugin.new_parser('foo')

Formatter also has same APIs. New API is consistent with Input / Output plugins. We still have old API but we recommend to use new API for new parser / formatter plugins.

Add router attribute to Input / Output

In v0.12, Input / Output plugins have router attribute for Label and Engine.emit is deprecated(Engine.emit forwards events to root_agent.emit).

v0.10.58 adds router attribute to Input / Output plugins for API compatibility with v0.12. Changing Engine.emit to router.emit has no effect on v0.10 but such plugin works on both v0.10 and v0.12 properly.

Happy logging!

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Written by Masahiro Nakagawa

Masahiro (@repeatedly) is the main maintainer of Fluentd. He works on Fluentd development and support full-time. He is also a committer of the D programming language.

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