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Beta 1 Release Information

Overview

Released: September 22, 2011

If you do not want to read these release notes (you should!), please at least read the following two bullet items:

  • Please do not run this in a production environment
  • Please do not upgrade from previous versions

The ClearOS Enterprise 6.1.0 beta 1 release is here! The focus of this release is to start the process of creating a stable base system: installer, RPM packages, users, groups, system tools, LDAP, network, firewall, framework, and Marketplace. At the same time, we will start rolling out more apps like Web Proxy and Web Access Control found in this beta 1 release.

For those of you who have followed beta releases in the past, this one is a bit rough compared to our usual betas. Some of the known issues:

  • Editing DHCP subnets fails
  • PPTP, RADIUS and FTP authentication is incomplete
  • nscld fails on first boot (which impacts users/groups until a second reboot)

If you have not already done so, please review the introduction to test releases.

What's Coming in ClearOS Enterprise 6.1.0

So what can you expect in the final release of ClearOS Enterprise 6? Along with updating the base system built on source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1) 6.1, this release includes the following major changes. Please note: these features will be rolled out during the alpha/beta phase.

Base System

  • Marketplace
  • Base system built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2) 6.1 source code
  • 64-bit support
  • Graphical installer
  • Intelligent RAID configuration
  • Wireless support (ClearBOX)
  • Windows BDC support
  • App developer framework

New Apps

  • Google Apps synchronization
  • Active Directory connector
  • Master/Slave support
  • Kaspersky Gateway Antivirus
  • Kaspersky Mail Antivirus
  • Kaspersky File Scan
  • RADIUS
  • Zarafa Standard and Community (coming soon)

Changes

Beta 1

System

  • Mail Notification
  • Account Manager
  • Configuration Backup
  • RAID Manager
  • Storage Manager
  • Disk Usage

Gateway

  • Web Access Control
  • Web Proxy

Network

  • IP Settings
  • Port Forwarding
  • Custom Firewall
  • ClearCenter Dynamic DNS

Server

  • Directory Server
  • Google Apps Synchronization (ClearCenter Partner release)

Alpha 2

The Alpha 2 release is basically the old Alpha 1 snapshot, but with the following changes:

  • A full installer
  • 64-bit support

ClearOS Enterprise Alpha 2 -Installer

Alpha 1

ClearOS Marketplace by ClearCenter

For end users, the Marketplace, the fast web interface engine and usability improvements are the highlights of this release. The Marketplace is up and running and a small set of apps can be installed.

For developers, the new ClearOS App Framework is now stable and ready for use. Whether you want to develop a free tool or a paid app, the environment for building new features for ClearOS is much improved.

For translators, the process of translating ClearOS Enterprise can get underway. Please contact developer@clearfoundation.com if you would like to participate!

ClearOS Enterprise 6.1.0 Alpha 1

The apps in Enterprise Alpha 1 may seem like an odd mix, but these were selected to provide a broad cross section of underlying base operating system components.

Marketplace

  • Marketplace

System

  • Date and Time
  • Language
  • Organization
  • Shutdown - Restart
  • Users
  • Groups

Gateway

  • Antiphishing
  • Antivirus
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Intrusion Prevention

Network

  • IP Settings (read only)
  • DHCP Server
  • DNS Server
  • RADIUS Server (authentication incomplete)
  • Incoming Firewall
  • Port Forwarding
  • PPTP VPN (authentication incomplete)

Server

  • FTP Server (authentication incomplete)

Feedback

Please post your feedback in the ClearOS Development and Test Release Forum.

Download

Beta 2 has been released. Please refer to the beta 2 release notes for download information.

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