Came in contact with Clarkconnect back in spring 2002. Started with CC1.0 and soon joined the club as main translator for the Dutch Language Option. Installed, upgraded and tested every version since then.
Like to tinker and test with my CC-box. Started with an ancient Compaq Prolinea 486SX/25Mhz with 2.5 GB disk and 32MB. Now it's a Compaq Evo P4-2.4Ghz with 2GB Ram and 80+ 2 x 500Gb HDD ;-)
Right now, we have an alpha version floating around to bootstrap the development and testing process. We're hoping to have a public beta available in October, but that depends on the following roadblocks:
- The complexity involved for customizing the installer/ISO build process
- Having EPEL for RHEL 7 out of beta, or at least closer to final than right now
- Making sure other upstream vendors (e.g. Zarafa) are either supporting or close to supporting RHEL 7
The good news with the development process is that the code base for ClearOS 6 and 7 will be identical. Yes, a few tweaks are required here and there, but supporting both versions will be trivial for app developers. It also helps that no architectural changes are required for Samba/LDAP, so the hurdles for upgrading 6 to 7 will be much much lower.
Mick Russom wrote: How soon until ClearOS upgrades to a -7- base? This is a big deal as the new kernel is far better - I've done extensive tests and for my purposes this is a huge upgrade.
RHEL 7 does feel a lot snappier, both on real hardware and in VirtualBox! I'll post a ClearOS 7 update in a new thread later today.