This is the initial and EXPERIMENTAL release of rsyslog v8. This release contains a rewritten core engine and is expected to perform much better in high performance environments with complex configurations (namely log normalization, Elasticsearch, Databases and remote forwarding).
We release this version in the hopes that interested parties have a look at it and provide feedback (including bug reports). However, it is NOT suitable for production use — for the time being please use rsyslog v7.5 for this.
More details can be found at:
Please be also sure to review the compatibility document:
Feedback is *very much* appreciated.