This release begins the first beta branch for the v6 branch of rsyslog.
Note that the 6.1.7 version, released roughly a month ago was not functionally enhanced since then. We already begun a new branch that will become 6.3.0. So technically, 6.1.7 can be considered beta as well.
As such, we expect a quicker than usual beta cycle for version 6.1.
This release imports some bug fixes done to older versions as well as some minor enhancements (not affecting stability). An update to this version is useful for users of the 6.1 versions, but if you experience no problems, it the update is not urgent.
As always, feedback is appreciated.