ClearOS Community 6 Released

Posted by: Peter Baldwin

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ClearOS Community 6 has arrived!  A lot of time, resources and development have gone into making ClearOS the best next generation small business server and gateway.  The underlying framework was redesigned to make it easy create new and innovative apps.  The new Marketplace now provides a quick way to install both open source and paid apps.  There's also 64-bit support, a shiny new graphical installer, improved usability, better VM support, a modernized build system, and the migration to the latest upstream 6.x version.  Whew.

We stepped back, improved the architecture and software, and are now ready to bring you a slew of new apps in 2012.  Here's what to expect in just the next few weeks:

  • Zarafa Community and Small Business Edition (beta testing starts next week!)
  • Wireless Support
  • Reporting
  • Media Server

We would like to thank the entire community for the hard work, feeback and testing.  Once again, ClearOS would not be possible without a vibrant community behind it.  Thank you, and then thank you again!  There's no need to wait, go ahead and install it today:

We would also like mention that ClearOS Professional 6 is now available.  Along with the improved underlying ClearOS platform, the following new paid apps are available in the Professional Edition:
  • Active Directory Connector
  • Google Apps Synchronization
  • Account Synchronization (Master/Slave)
  • Antimalware Premium powered by Kaspersky

An announcement on the Professional release will be made shortly.

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Ata Asgari
Downloading
written by Asgari , April 24, 2012
Thank you!
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Ivan
:))))
written by Ivan , April 25, 2012
No words to say!!!!


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Alexander Gehrer
Thank you
written by Alexander Gehrer , April 25, 2012
it looks very good! A really smart webinterface
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Nguyen Nguyen
Downloading.
written by Nguyen Nguyen , April 25, 2012
You're awesome!
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DaveBurkholder
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written by DaveBurkholder , April 26, 2012
Don't mean to rain on any parades here, but I downloaded the Community edition and installed updates via the command line. I wasn't watching closely enough, my fault, and the updates installed converted the Community Edition to Professional.

Nice touch. :-(
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Peter Baldwin
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written by Peter Baldwin , April 26, 2012
Sorry about that. That was an ugly hack to get around an annoying yum caching issue. We'll remove it in the next release. For now, going through the install wizard is a *requirement*. Even without the upgrade hack, the wizard is still recommended. There are a bunch of configuration values (e.g. domain) that populate various apps and the wizard will save configuration/administration time down the road.

In the install wizard, there's an opportunity to upgrade to Professional. At that point, the proper yum repos were dropped in and the upgrade would continue. For some reason, we couldn't make this reliable - yum would sometimes just ignore the new repo file(?). As a temporary workaround, the Professional repo file is there at install and then removed after registration. Not ideal of course, but it works reliably.


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DaveBurkholder
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written by DaveBurkholder , April 26, 2012
Ok, gotcha! I had always done a yum -y update immediately after completing the install on CoS 5 systems, then finished the wizard.

CoS 6 is looking great so far.

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Chris Hutchison
YUM
written by Chris Hutchison , May 07, 2012
Is there a yum update command I can issue to upgrade from 5.2?
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Peter Baldwin
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written by Peter Baldwin , May 07, 2012
Upgrades from 5.2 are not available at this time. An announcement on this topic will be made in the next few months.
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Heri Kurniawan
smtp server
written by Heri Kurniawan , May 08, 2012
There's no SMTP Server On ClearOS Community 6 ... ? I haven't founded on marketplace too, is not free again like on ClearOS 5.2 ..?
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Peter Baldwin
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written by Peter Baldwin , May 09, 2012
The mail stack (Zarafa, SMTP, Mail Antispam, Mail Antivirus) will be made available this month. In fact, a public test of about 10 mail stack apps should be available this week. And everything that was a free app in version in 5.2 is still a free app in version 6!
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weimar
Congratulations!!!
written by weimar , May 09, 2012
Congratulations for your work.
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Heri Kurniawan
SMTP Server
written by Heri Kurniawan , May 09, 2012
Great work for the ClearFoundation Teams
Cant wait for testing the Mail Stack.
Is the subcription for Mail Antispam still same price like in 5.2 ?
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Peter Baldwin
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written by Peter Baldwin , May 10, 2012
Antispam Updates is the same price as in 5.2. Mail Antispam itself is free (just to clarify!).
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