Post Syndicated from Lennart Poettering original http://0pointer.net/blog/projects/avahi-0.6.13.html
I am happy to bring you yet another release of Avahi, everyone’s favourite Zeroconf stack.
Add a new D-Bus method for changing the mDNS host name during
runtime. This functionality is only available to members of the
UNIX group “netdev”, which is the same access group that is
enforced by GNOME’s NetworkManager daemon. Since NM will probably
be the most prominent user of this new method, we decided to limit
access to the same group. The access group can be set by passing
–with-avahi-priv-access-group= to “configure”. If you need more
sophisticated access control you can freely edit
Add a new utility “avahi-set-host-name” which is a command line
wrapper around the aforementioned SetHostName() method.
Bonjour API compatibility library:
Allow passing NULL as callback function for DNSServiceRegister()
Implement subtype registration in DNSServiceRegister() in a
way that is compatible with Bonjour.
Update to newer copy of dns_sd.h
If the host name changes update names of static services wich
Don’t build documentation about embedding the Avahi mDNS stack into
other programs by default. This is a feature used only by embedded
developers. Pass –enable-core-docs to “configure” to enable
building these docs, like in Avahi <= 0.6.12.
Build Qt documentation only when Qt support is enabled in
the configuration. Same for GLib.
Change algorithm used to find a new host name on conflict. In
Avahi <= 0.6.12 a conflicting host name of “foobar” would be
changed to the new name “foobar2”. With 0.6.13 “foobar-2” will be
picked instead. This follows Bonjour’s behaviour and has the
advantage not confusing people with regular host names ending in
Don’t disable all static services when SIGHUP is recieved.
Fix build when Avahi is configured without Gtk+ but with Python
Fix build on MacOS X
Support using Solaris DBM instead of gdbm for the service type
database. The latter is still recommended
Minor other fixes and documentation updates
The relevant NetworkManager bug about SetHostName() is #352828.
And our bug tracker is back to only two open bugs for Avahi. That’s a good feeling, I can tell you!