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20 March 2012, 11:44

RabbitMQ 2.8.0 brings "dead lettering" support

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RabbitMQ logo Nearly three months after the previous release, the RabbitMQ development team has announced the arrival of version 2.8.0 of its open source enterprise messaging system which implements the AMQP specification. The new update adds support for "dead lettering", which means that should a message be rejected or expire, it will instead be redirected to another specified exchange.

RabbitMQ 2.8.0 also implements internal flow controls in order to limit memory use. According to VMWare's Simon MacMullen, this makes "performance more predictable if the server is overloaded". Other changes include improved OpenBSD support, performance enhancements and various bug fixes. The developers advise all users to upgrade to the latest release.

Further information about this update, including a full list of changes, can be found in the official release announcement and in the release notes. RabbitMQ 2.8.0 is available to download from the project's site and documentation is provided. Source code and binaries for RabbitMQ are licensed under the MPL 1.1.

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