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SME Server 8.0 Beta 4 Release Announcement

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SME Server 8.0 Beta 4 Release Announcement
« on: June 23, 2009, 11:09:46 PM »
SME Server 8.0 Beta 4 Release

23 June 2009

The SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of
SME Server 8.0 Beta 4 which will be the next major release of SME Server.
This release is based on CentOS 5.3 and all packages have been updated
to the latest releases.

SME Server users should not upgrade production servers to this release
but those who can are encouraged to load the beta to a dedicated test
machine and take part in the testing phase.

Bug reports and reports of potential bugs should be raised in the bug
tracker (and only there, please);


Please be sure to choose 'SME Server Release 8.X'

Testers Please Note the following...

1. CentOS 5 has dropped support for i586 and therefore SME Server 8
   will not work on i586 hardware. [See bugzilla:2845]. i586 hardware
   means processors before and including Intel Pentium, Pentium MMX;
   AMD K5, K6, K6-II, K6-III and Via C3. i686 architecture processors
   are Intel Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III; AMD Athlon,
   Athlon XP and later.

2. Upgrading from previous releases should only be done on clean
   machines without contribs or other modifications. Issues with
   upgrading from clean SME machines can be reported in the bug
   tracker, but detailed reviews of upgrading paths will not start
   until Release Candidate versions are made available.

   Some notes on upgrading from Release 7 can be found
   at http://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server_8

   You can download SME8.0 Beta 4 from


About SME Server

SME Server is the leading Linux distribution for small and medium enterprises.

SME Server is freely available under the GNU General Public License and is
only possible through the efforts of the SME Server community.
However, the availability and quality of SME Server is dependent on
meeting our expenses, such as hosting costs, server hardware, etc.

Thanks and a plea for help

The development team would like to thank all of those who have involved
themselves with this beta release. At this stage in development the role
of testers is vital; the final release date and the stability and quality
of the new version depend on full and thorough testing by all levels of
users, right from beginners who may be confused by, and draw the developers
attention to, insufficiently transparent system design, up to seasoned
and skilled users who can probe the system deeply. Bug triage and
verification testing needs lots of community involvement; please try to
spare some time to this vital aspect of our community's future.

This release, which is based on a major update of CentOS, contains
many new features. Please run Software Installer in Server Manager
regularly during testing to be sure your system reflects the latest stage
of development.

Changes in this release

- Add option to disable SSLv2 [SME: 5034]
- Add OpenOffice2 MIME Types [SME: 5112]
- Add OpenOffice MIME Types [SME: 4848]
- Add XML MIME Type [SME: 5035]
- Fix issues in patch that adds Microsoft Office 2007 MIME types [SME: 4548]
- Add Microsoft Office 2007 MIME types [SME: 4548]

- Fix DAR e-mail message with regards to incremental backups [SME: 4579]
- Fix discrepancy in maximum compression level [SME: 4841]

- Clean up stray symlinks in /lib/modules before depmod [SME: 5336]
- Allow for different mdadm output formats for DeviceSize. [SME: 5230]
- Auto-mount USB REV70-drive as usbdisk [SME: 5006]

- Updated spec file to remove requires and obsoletes of php-pear-HTTP-Request
information moved to e-smith-imp for both sme7 and sme8 [SME: 4821]
- Update to Spec file to obsolete smeserver-trean < 0.1-8 [SME: 4860]
- Patch to conf.php template to set a blank cookie domain so that FQDN and non-FQDN
- access to webmail will work. Remove klutz template from registry.php [SME: 4787]
- Upgrade to horde templates to reflect changes in Horde 3.3.2 [SME: 4831]

- Move creation of chrooted dev/urandom to spec-file [SME: 1105]
- Create chroot dev/urandom for stunnel to use [SME: 1105]

- Updated spec file to require php-pear(HTTP_Request) and remove obsolete
php-pear-HTTP-Request line. [SME: 4928]
- Updated spec file to require php-pear-HTTP-Request to accomodate HTML composition [SME: 4821]
- Updated templates to reflect changes in imp 4.3 [SME: 4832]

- Create bdb log directory. [SME: 3018]
- Change ldap backend to bdb, and fix initialisation problem.
[SME: 3018, 2859]

- Fix misinterpretation of display string [SME: 5022]

- Rework log-error logic [SME: 4807]
- Fix log-error detection algorithm [SME: 4807]

- Fix another instance of ups model for new version of nut [SME: 4750]

- Template sshd login grace time, kept default at 600s [SME: 4903]

- smtproutes template incorrectly uses brackets to avoid MX lookups. [SME: 5257]
- Remove qmail-workaround and obsolete it after patch to treat as a
local ip [SME: 5171]

- Remove unnecessary Mount Proc line. [SME: 4112]

- Fix owner/perms for radius files [SME: 5317]

- Fix warnings in template expansion [SME: 5309]
- Fix migrate fragments for samba [SME: 4777]

- Remove redundant 49turba_migrate_contacts template fragments [SME: 5148]
- Fix date in previous changelog entry [SME: 4910]
- Fix turba.sql patch to prevent creating a .orig file [SME: 4910]
- Updated template files to reflect changes in Turba 2.3.1 [SME: 4833]

- Updated to Horde 3.3.3 [SME: 4831]

- Updated to Imp 4.3.3 [SME: 4832]

- Exit with zero exit status for services not listed in configuration
database to avoid failures in post scriptlets [SME: 1653]
- Merge in SME Server /sbin/e-smith/service wrapper so that only
initscripts which exist in run-level 7 can be run. This ensures
that the supervised service is run, if one exists, and protects
against running "service httpd restart" [SME: 61, 1495]

- Add requires on e-smith-lib so www user is created first [SME: 5318]

- Add Scott Gifford patch to treat as a local ip [SME: 5171]

- Adapt to Clamscan parameter change, fixing a log noice issue [SME: 5108]

- Fix permissions on freshclam.conf file [SME: 5319]
- Add HeuristicScanPrecedence option, default disabled [SME: 4598]
- Obsolete e-smith-antivirus [SME: 4786]

- apply locale 2009-05-27 patch
- Add Romanian language [SME: 5268]
- Add Estonian language [SME: 5199]

- Add support for Romanian (ro). [SME: 5268]
- Obsoletes: rkhunter to remove from default install [SME: 5172]
- Add support for Estonian (et). [SME: 5203]
- Add support for Norwegian Bokmal (nb) [SME: 5002 ]
- Add support for Russian (ru) [SME: 5002]
- Add support for Chinese China (zh_CN) [SME: 5002]

- Add /etc/yum.smerepos.d to package [SME: 5305]
- Change SME mirrorlists to point to ibiblio [SME: 5242]
- Require mailx [SME: 5131]
- Add yum-protect-packages support to prevent removal of
needed pacakges [SME: 3133]

- Updated to Turba 2.3.1 [SME: 4833]

The following files are no longer in the ISO
- libdhcp
- qmail-workaround
- rkhunter

The following files were added to the ISO
- aspell-ru
- dbus-libs
- perl-Package-Constants
- smeserver-locale-et
- smeserver-locale-nb
- smeserver-locale-ro
- smeserver-locale-ru
- smeserver-locale-zh_CN
- yum-protect-packages

General features

- Based on CentOS 5.3 and all available updates

Ian Wells on behalf of the SME Server Development Team
« Last Edit: March 08, 2010, 09:09:24 AM by wellsi »