Varnish 2.0 released!

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Wed Oct 15 21:06:44 CEST 2008

The Varnish development team is proud to announce the release of
Varnish 2.0.  This is the first release of the 2.x series.  It
can be downloaded from

Key features:

 * ESI include support
 * Round-robin and random backend load balancers
 * Backend health check
 * Serve expired objects, until we have a fresh one
 * OpenSolaris support
 * Much improved malloc backend, particularly on Linux
 * Lots and lots of bug fixes

Known issues:

 * Varnishreplay does not work on Linux

All users of Varnish are encouraged to upgrade to this new
version, it is substantially more stable, has more features and
better performance.

Please report any bugs in trac, at

For a full list of changes, please see the changelog available at

Tollef Fog Heen, Varnish Release Manager
on behalf of the Varnish team

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