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Revision 1.48 - (show annotations)
Sun Feb 21 10:05:05 2010 UTC (9 years, 2 months ago) by tdb
Branch: MAIN
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1 libstatgrab NEWS
2 http://www.i-scream.org/libstatgrab/
3
4 $Id: NEWS,v 1.47 2010/02/20 18:17:02 tdb Exp $
5
6 PLANS: We're now working towards a 1.0 release which is where we plan
7 to stabilise the API. We'll be doing test releases before hand,
8 but as always we'll like to hear about any bugs found in the
9 current release.
10
11 libstatgrab 0.17 (21 February 2010)
12 * Provide iowait cpu information on Linux version 2.5.41 or later.
13 * Display data for ZFS on Solaris.
14 * Dynamically get list of valid filesystems on FreeBSD.
15 (Thanks to Baptiste Daroussin)
16 * Support FreeBSD 9.
17 * Use utmpx when available (required for FreeBSD 9).
18 (Thanks to Ed Schouten)
19 * Support larger amounts of memory on FreeBSD.
20 (Thanks to Tom Bird)
21
22 libstatgrab 0.16 (13 March 2008)
23 * Fix saidar build on Solaris with Sun's compiler.
24 * Add support for FreeBSD 8.0.
25 * Fix build on "armel" Debian port.
26 (Thanks to Riku Voipio and Martin Guy)
27 * Fix statgrab-make-mrtg-config on machines with no swap.
28 (Thanks to Tom Carlson)
29
30 libstatgrab 0.15 (14 July 2007)
31 * Fix breakages in memory stats on OpenBSD that were introduced in
32 the last release.
33 (Thanks to David Love)
34 * Update internal string functions and some related cleanups.
35 (Thanks to David Love)
36 * Fix compile warning on FreeBSD.
37
38 libstatgrab 0.14 (08 January 2007)
39 * Fix memory stats on OpenBSD.
40 * Add colour support to saidar.
41 (Thanks to Angelina Carlton)
42 * Fix CPU stats on Solaris - swap and iowait were incorrectly reported.
43 * Fix kstat related memory leaks on Solaris.
44 (Thanks to Javier Donaire)
45 * Fix network stats on some unusual Solaris setups.
46 * Fix process time_spent on Linux.
47 (Thanks to Fred Barnes)
48 * Make interface up status check the link status as well.
49 (Thanks to Michelangelo Vassallo)
50 * Fix build on NetBSD 3.
51 (Thanks to Wijnand Wiersma)
52 * Rework curses detection code in the configure script.
53 * Fix bug that caused saidar to crash when the window was rapidly resized.
54
55 libstatgrab 0.13 (19 March 2006)
56 * Fix build problems with recent linux kernels.
57 * Make saidar truncate disk/inteface/mount names to fit in display.
58 * Add WIN32 support using MINGW (not widely tested).
59 * Fix network interface up/down status on Solaris.
60 * Add extern "C" to header file to make linking with C++ code easier.
61 * Fix statgrab to cope with filesystem paths containing dots.
62 * Make NFS a legal filesystem type on all platforms.
63 * A few minor build fixes.
64
65 libstatgrab 0.12 (31 July 2005)
66 * More details added to filesystem statistics.
67 (Patches provided by Roman Neuhauser)
68 * Rework Linux partition detection.
69 * Fix compile error in network stats on Linux 2.6.
70 (Patches provided by Scott Lampert)
71 * Change name of duplex value in network interface stats.
72 NOTE: this minor change breaks the API.
73 * Manual pages for saidar, statgrab and the other tools.
74 * Fix minor typo in statgrab usage output.
75 * Support for Solaris 10.
76 * Support for FreeBSD 7.
77
78 libstatgrab 0.11.1 (03 March 2005)
79 * Add NFS to list of supported filesystems.
80 * Fix reporting of network interface duplex settings on Linux.
81 * Fix saidar to support negative FS usage.
82
83 libstatgrab 0.11 (09 November 2004)
84 * Add support for HP-UX 11.11.
85 (Patches provided by Roy Keene)
86 * Minor fixes to statgrab mrtg tools.
87 * Minor fixes to saidar.
88 * Minor code cleanups and fixes to libstatgrab.
89
90 libstatgrab 0.10.3 (24 August 2004)
91
92 * Add -f flag to statgrab to display floating-point numbers multiplied
93 by an integer.
94 * Add -K, -M and -G flags to statgrab to show byte counts in kibibytes,
95 mebibytes or gibibytes.
96 * Make statgrab-make-mrtg-config use the new flags to scale extremely
97 large or small numbers so that mrtg can handle them.
98 * Make statgrab-make-mrtg-config automatically detect network interface
99 speeds.
100 * Add support for FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT.
101
102 libstatgrab 0.10.2 (27 July 2004)
103
104 * Fix shared library version that when backwards in 0.10.1.
105
106 libstatgrab 0.10.1 (26 July 2004)
107
108 * Use DESTDIR correctly when setting permissions at install time.
109 * Fix disk stats to work with OpenBSD 3.5.
110 * Fix disk stats on NetBSD 2.0 (statvfs instead of statfs).
111 * Fix memory leak in process stats on NetBSD 2.0.
112 * Add vxfs (Veritas filesystem) to list of known filesystems
113 on Solaris.
114 * Add more variables to the pkg-config file to suggest suitable
115 ownership and permissions for binaries using libstatgrab.
116 * Make sure statgrab.h can safely be included twice.
117 * Fix statgrab to display network interface names even if they
118 don't have IO stats (like the loopback interface on Solaris).
119 * Add error reporting function that grabs errno.
120
121 libstatgrab 0.10 (20 May 2004)
122
123 * All function and structure names now follow a standardised
124 naming scheme. This will break compatibility with existing
125 programs. To use pre-0.10 compatibility functions:
126
127 #define SG_ENABLE_DEPRECATED
128 #include <statgrab.h>
129
130 * New process stats function added to provide full details
131 on currently running processes. See sg_get_process_stats
132 for details.
133 * Compare functions provided for process, network, and disk io
134 statistics. These can be used with qsort.
135 * Error reporting functions added. See sg_get_error and
136 associated functions.
137 * Support added for NetBSD 2.0.
138 * Lots of code tidying.
139 * Python bindings now exist in a separate package:
140 http://www.i-scream.org/pystatgrab/
141
142 libstatgrab 0.9 (10 March 2004)
143
144 * Added network interface information:
145 speed, duplex, up/down.
146 * Added more statistics on network interfaces:
147 i/o packets, i/o errors, and collisions.
148 * Added support for OpenBSD 3.3.
149 * Added support for DragonFly BSD 1.0.
150 * No longer need elevated privileges on most platforms:
151 FreeBSD 5, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.
152 (see PLATFORMS file for details on which OS's need elevated privileges)
153 * Minor changes to the return types of the python bindings functions.
154
155 * PLEASE NOTE: this will break binary (only) compatibility.
156
157 libstatgrab 0.8.2 (11 February 2004)
158
159 * Fixes to add support for Solaris 6.
160 * Python bindings available in extras directory.
161 * Some tidying up of code.
162
163 libstatgrab 0.8.1 (21 January 2004)
164
165 * The library part of libstatgrab is now released under the LGPL.
166 (the tools are still released under the GPL)
167 * File descriptor leak fixed on Linux.
168 * strlcpy/strlcat functions added for Solaris 7 to fix compile.
169 * statgrab_init error behaviour fixed (primarly for Solaris 7).
170 * Some incorrect #includes moved.
171 * Significant speed increases to the Solaris disk mapping code in
172 statgrab_init, which improves startup time.
173 * Minor fix for saidar's -d flag and negative numbers.
174
175 libstatgrab 0.8 (06 January 2004)
176
177 * Support for Linux 2.6.
178 * Support for Cygwin.
179 * Use cNtNdNsN names on Solaris instead of sdN.
180 * Fixes and optimisations to saidar.
181 * Fixes to the --disable-saidar and --disable-statgrab configure flags.
182 * New function to drop elevated privileges some OS's require.
183 (after using the init function)
184
185 libstatgrab 0.7 (22 October 2003)
186
187 * Support for NetBSD 1.6.x.
188 * FreeBSD code optimised.
189 * Initialise function allows programs to drop extra privileges (on *BSD).
190 * saidar now works even if it can't get all statistics.
191 * List of known file systems increased on Linux and *BSD.
192 * Minor bug fixes.
193 * Tested (and working) on Solaris 9 x86, Linux 2.2 on alpha, and
194 Linux 2.4 on amd64.
195
196 libstatgrab 0.6.1 (18 October 2003)
197
198 * Support for FreeBSD 5.1/sparc64.
199 * Bugs fixed in FreeBSD memory statistics.
200 * saidar displays disk percentages more "correctly".
201 * Bug fixed displaying hostname in saidar.
202 * statgrab now handles unusual /dev layouts more gracefully.
203 * Minor packaging changes.
204
205 libstatgrab 0.6 (09 October 2003)
206
207 * saidar, a curses-based tool, has been added to give an overview of
208 the current system statistics.
209 * Added support for FreeBSD 5.1.
210 * Documentation is now available in manpages.
211 * Fixed major bug in the FreeBSD diskio stats.
212 * Added a .pc file for pkgconfig.
213
214 libstatgrab 0.5.1 (09 September 2003)
215
216 * Network stats wrap-around bug fixed on Linux and FreeBSD
217 * Linux now reads disk information from /proc/partitions if available.
218 This results in it getting data for all the disks.
219 * An additional tool, statgrab, has been added to allow external programs
220 to easily parse statistics generated by libstatgrab.
221 * Scripts to generate MRTG (www.mrtg.org) configs with statgrab have
222 been added. This allows graphs to be generated from system stats.
223
224 libstatgrab 0.5 (25 August 2003)
225
226 * Fixed a bug with process stats on FreeBSD.
227 * Added documentation in 'docs' directory.
228 * Added examples in 'examples' directory.
229
230 libstatgrab 0.4 (09 April 2003)
231
232 * Support added for FreeBSD 4.x (not tested on 5.x).
233
234 libstatgrab 0.3.4 (31 March 2003)
235
236 * Fixed memory leak, and file descriptor leak on linux.
237
238 libstatgrab 0.3.3 (22 March 2003)
239
240 * Network statistics wraparound code was broken on interfaces that
241 transfered no data - typically second interfaces that weren't
242 connected.
243
244 libstatgrab 0.3.2 (21 March 2003)
245
246 * Network statistics wraparound fix.
247
248 libstatgrab 0.3.1 (12 March 2003)
249
250 * Fixed network statistics on Solaris 7 or below.
251 * Disk IO statistics are correctly reported.
252
253 libstatgrab 0.3 (10 March 2003)
254
255 * Support added for Linux with a 2.4 kernel.
256
257 libstatgrab 0.2 (03 March 2003)
258
259 * Initial working release for Solaris (tested on 7, 8, and 9).
260

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