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John DickinsonJan 24, 2013 11:27 am 
Subject:[Openstack] [Swift] Swift 1.7.6 and python-swiftclient 1.3.0 released
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Date:Jan 24, 2013 11:27:05 am

I'm happy to announce that Swift 1.7.6 has been released. This release is the work of twenty five contributors. As always, you can upgrade to this release with no downtime for your clients.

You can find download links at and the Launchpad release tracking at

The full changelog for this release is at

I'd like to highlight a few of the more prominent changes in this release.

We've added a feature to the healthcheck middleware that allows you to cause an error response to be returned based on the existence of a file on disk. This allows you to turn off a proxy server and automatically remove it from your load balancer pool simply by touching a file. Since this is a file that can persist through a reboot, this new feature can also protect you from using a proxy server if an upgrade went awry. This new feature allows you to simplify your operations and more simply control how your cluster behaves.

We have added some new options to swift-recon. Using swift-recon, you can now find the top full disks in your cluster and get more detailed information about replication times. Also, Swift's dispersion report tool has some new options to control what output is given. These changes give you more insight into what is happening in your cluster by filtering the results to container and object reports.

This release also includes many bug fixes, including some related to object names and one to prevent the auditors from consuming too many unix sockets.

I'd encourage everyone to upgrade to take advantage of the new functionality and bug fixes in this release. If you have any questions, ask on the OpenStack mailing list or hop in #openstack on IRC (freenode).

I have also tagged python-swiftclient at 1.3.0 for release.

Thanks again to all of the people who have contributed to this release. Swift's high quality and success are a direct result of your hard work and dedication.