[rrd-announce] rrdtool-1.2.12 ... the christmas release

Tobias Oetiker oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Sun Dec 18 22:28:17 MET 2005

RRDtool 1.2.12 the Christmas Release

Right in time for the holiday season I am releasing a new version
of RRDtool with a bunch of new features and bug fixes. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

You can download the latest release of RRDtool from


New Features
* RRDtrac website with Wiki, Bugtracking, SVN Code Browser


* Added FLOSS exception to allow RRDtool to be legally used
  in connection with PHP and other tools with broken licenses.
  Check out the COPYRIGHT document in the release.

* Improved look of configure output on screen

* Do not require libcgi anymore. The necessary functionality has
  been integrated into rrd_cgi.c

* More detailed error messages from rrdtool graph

* Added Makefile.NewWare for building on Netware.

* Choose graph labels according to length of time shown in graph.

* New VDEF functions: least squares slope, intercept & correlation
  for simple forecasting.

* Improved rendering performance by not drawing co-linear points.

* Fix N: update bug where unknown was turned into zero.

* Added note on VDEF not being general purpose to the

* Fix misc bugs in the example scripts.

* When rrd_resize converts a v1 rrd to a v3 it should also update
  the header.

* Improved cygwin compatibility of configure script

* Allow mmap for cygwin

* Properly make clean bindings

* Minus two memory leaks in rrd_gfx.c

* Fix handling of gdef step in rrd_graph

* Make -r option for rrd_restore work

* Do not double free in rrd_restore.

* Allocate enough memory in rrd_fetch even when 0 rows are

* Do not compare floating point numbers directly in rrd_graph
  the results were wrong more often than right.

* Make rrd_tool work better on systems without chroot ability.


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