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[Libguestfs] ANNOUNCE: nbdkit 1.1.13 - NBD server toolkit with stable API and permissive license

nbdkit is an NBD server toolkit with stable ABI and permissive
license.  "Non-traditional" disk images can be served to anything that
can consume disk images over NBD (qemu, libguestfs, etc.)

   More information: https://github.com/libguestfs/nbdkit
   Source download:  http://download.libguestfs.org/nbdkit/

I'm pleased to announce the first new release in over a year.  New in
this version:

 - Support for running nbdkit using systemd socket activation.

 - New ‘--dump-plugin’ feature allows you to query plugins.

 - Full VMware VDDK support including access to remote servers.

 - Implement NBD_CMD_WRITE_ZEROES.  There is a new ‘zero’ callback
   which plugins may implement (Eric Blake).

 - Allow plugins to declare whether errno is preserved for more
   accurate error reporting (Eric Blake).

 - ‘nbdkit_read_password’ core API to provide a uniform way for
   plugins to read and parse password.

 - The ‘file’ plugin can now serve device files.

 - Support NBD_FLAG_NO_ZEROES which slightly optimizes the NBD feature
   negotiation stage (Eric Blake).

 - Fix Perl module so that Perl extensions written in C can be
   imported into plugins (Eric Blake).

 - Fix build on RHEL 5 (Eric Blake).

 - Build fails hard if there are POD errors in the documentation
   (Eric Blake).

 - Multiple fixes for Python 3 support.

 - Multiple memory optimizations for Python (hailfinger).

 - Allow tests to be run under valgrind and fix memory leaks.

 - Fix C++ support.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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