Good day to everyone!
This post is to announce that there are some changes being introduced in the NGINX 1.9.6 packages maintained by Thomas Ward in the Mainline PPA.
1.9.5: SPDY module removed, replaced with HTTP/2 module
The SPDY module was dropped as of nginx 1.9.5. It was replaced with the HTTP/2 module which is considered ‘experimental’. This is reflected in the packages, however 1.9.5 was ever uploaded to the PPAs due to issues in the package which made it less secure.
1.9.6: HTTP/2 bugfixes and other changes
1.9.6 introduced a bunch of bugfixes, and even more bugfixes to HTTP/2. HTTP/2 had multiple issues, but is still considered an “experimental” module. The issues resolved so far make this one OK to upload and use.
As a result of the changes to modules, there will be a few changes to the flavors shipped in the PPAs.
Firstly, the SPDY module is no longer included in either
Secondly, the HTTP/2 module is only loaded in
nginx-extras, due to its experimental nature. If you need HTTP/2 you will need to use the