This release offers important new features like support for global and local variables, improvements in imfile multi-line handling and enhancements in the statistics subsystem. It also include bug fixes, including those imported from 7.4.4.
Note that the new imfile multi-line handling may cause a change of behaviour if you use it together with the input() config statement. For details, please see
Users of the rsyslog development branch are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the new version.
As always, feedback is appreciated.