ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Has Been Released!

Posted by: Michael Proper

Thank you to our great development team at ClearFoundation and the many contributions and suggestions from the ClearFoundation community. With each release we improve the over-all feature base and performance of ClearOS, the leading open source linux server, network and gateway solution for small business and distributed environments. The primary ClearOS 5.2 changes include:

At ClearFoundation, we are always improving the open source environment for SMB and distributed IT environments with dedicated linux server features such as open source firewall and open source VPN packages.  We listen and deliver!  

As usual, please consult the Release Notes for specific upgrade information regarding your ClearOS version.

Have fun and thank you!
The ClearFoundation Team & Community

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Marcel van Leeuwen
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written by Marcel van Leeuwen , July 21, 2010
Thanks for the release of ClearOS 5.2. Great work!
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Adam Kern
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written by Adam Kern , July 21, 2010
Keep up the great work guys. Looking forward to 6.0.
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Andrew
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written by Andrew , July 21, 2010
ClearOS team rulez !
I use 5.2 from beta on production srvr and have no problems )
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Fredrik Duprez
Congratulations on a solid release!
written by Fredrik Duprez , July 21, 2010
Upgraded two servers from 5.1 to 5.2 via command line. one of the servers was even updated headless. No problems what so ever.

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weimar
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written by weimar , July 22, 2010
Felicitaciones desde Colombia
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Newel Llamo
user import/export
written by Newel Llamo , July 23, 2010
Hi
Thanks for the great improvement on the LDAP module, seems it runs faster now, i've fresh install the 5.2 release and almost all modules are doing great for me, except for the "user import/export" seems when you click the link "export to CSV file" the module doesn't load. all i got is a blank page.
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Shawn H
Password policy engine - not really
written by Shawn H , July 24, 2010
The password policy engine as it is called is not really for defining password policies, it is more so that you can change a couple of things as per the preferences of the developers, not really for what you want to use. Very few options are available and they DO NOT allow you to define your own policies, only to minimally shape the policies the devs have created.
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Peter Baldwin
Feedback to help shape password policy engine!
written by Peter Baldwin , July 26, 2010
@Shawn H. You should consider the password policy engine version 1.0. Many in the open source world use the "release early, release often" approach to software development. This basically means: release a basic version of the software early and then fine tune based on the input provided by users/admins/partners. Why do software development teams do this? The process of creating detailed user requirements and then building the "end product" doesn't work with many software products (including ClearOS). That doesn't mean we didn't go through the process of gathering requirements. It means that we gather the requirements, write a technical specification -http://www.clearfoundation.com/docs/developer/features/password_policy_engine/start - and then shape a "safe" early version. By "safe" I mean that we won't back ourselves into a corner (for example, we pulled the "lock account after X failed attempts" feature just to be safe).

Your comment proves that the "release early, release often" model bears fruit! From talking to partners, to listening to subject matter experts, to trolling the forums, to learning about various regulatory requirements (HIPAA!)... not one mentioned the ability to have passwordless accounts. I'll continue the technical discussion on your forum post @ http://www.clearfoundation.com.../id,14518/

Thanks for the feedback!
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Mariano D Francisco
user import/export
written by Marianof , August 06, 2010
Hi
Thanks for the great improvement on the LDAP module, seems it runs faster now, i've fresh install the 5.2 release and almost all modules are doing great for me, except for the "user import/export" seems when you click the link "export to CSV file" the module doesn't load. all i got is a blank page. Any idea?

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DaveBurkholder
Custom Firewall tool is splendid
written by DaveBurkholder , August 16, 2010
I really like the custom firewall rule page. It's happened that I created custom rules and then forgot about them. The custom page will make it very nice to monitor /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall.local. Very convenient!

Traffic analyzer could be more than convenient...likely a lifesaver. Thanks for a great release.
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