Kong 2.4.0-rc.1 available!

Hello all,

:construction: This is a Release Candidate of Kong Gateway 2.4.0, the next release in the Kong 2.x series. This means that work in this release cycle is considered finished and if no new bugs are found, the GA version is supposed to be identical.

What’s new in Kong 2.4.0 Release Candidate 1

  • OpenSSL bumped to 1.1.1k.
  • lua-resty-ssl and lua-resty-dns-client bumped to their latest versions.
  • A good number of bug fixes, that can be checked at the 2.4.0 Changelog.

… and more!

Also note:

:warning: The required OpenResty version has been bumped to, and the set of patches included has changed, including the latest release of lua-kong-nginx-module.
:warning: Kong now uses a to-be-released version of lua-resty-dns.

These only affect users building their own Kong version.

For folks interested in trying the release candidate version, take note that the download locations for the pre-releases are kept separate from the final release locations:

:package: You can download our pre-release packages.
:whale2: or use the unofficial kong/kong docker repository.
:spiral_notepad: More details and PR links are available at the 2.4.0 Changelog.

Feedback welcome!
Feedback is extremely encouraged! Let us know your thoughts and experiences using 2.4.0-rc.1 here on Kong Nation and make sure to report any issues over at our Github repo!

:gorilla: Happy Konging! :gorilla:

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