Released: April 24, 2012
Along with updating the base system built on source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1) 6.2, this release includes the following major changes.
- Base system built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2) 6.2 source code
- 64-bit support
- Graphical installer
- Windows BDC support
- App developer framework
- The last step in installer may take a couple of minutes to complete
For ClearOS 6, the barrier for having an app available in the web interface was raised. If the quality or features in ClearOS 5.2 were not up to the standards of a modern small business server/gateway, the feature was either upgraded or deprecated.
Horde/Kolab has been deprecated and is no longer supported. This policy may change in a future ClearOS 6 release.
The reporting engine in ClearOS 6 is being completely overhauled. An administrator does not want to sift through 5 different reports to see what a particular user was doing on the network. Instead, a unified reporting tool is under development. The reports in version 5.x have been deprecated.
The Advanced Firewall app was marked as deprecated in version 5.2. It is no longer available. The Custom Firewall can be used as an alternative.
The advanced mode in the bandwidth app has been removed in order to improve multi-WAN support. Advanced mode will be made available in the next release (June 2012).
The Administrators app does not fit into the group-based policy engine in ClearOS 6. The underlying mechanism that existed in ClearOS 5 has been ported to version 6, but it requires command line configuration.
The Dynamic VPN app provides advanced IPsec support in ClearOS Professional. The unmanaged IPsec tool has been unmaintained for a few years and was dropped in version 6. It's open source, so if someone wants to revive unmanaged IPsec, go right ahead.