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SME Server 8.0 Beta 5 Release Announcement

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SME Server 8.0 Beta 5 Release Announcement
« on: March 08, 2010, 09:06:57 AM »
SME Server 8.0 Beta 5 Release Notes

March 7 2010

The SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of
SME Server 8.0beta5 which is based on CentOS 5.4 and will be the next
major release of SME Server.

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);


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 7.4 and release 7.0, 7.1, and
   7.2 versions can be found at http://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server_8

   You can download SME8.0 Beta 5 from


About SME Server

SME Server is the leading Linux distribution for small and medium

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.

As such, we ask for a small donation to offset costs and fund further

Please visit http://wiki.contribs.org/Donate to donate.

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 the Centos Core, 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.

Major changes in beta 5
The policy is to stick with upstream updates unless there are compelling reasons
not to. The number of customers unable to run the software they want because of
the Samba and PHP versions constituted a compelling reason.

Samba 3.4.3: has been updated from sources provided by ClearOS.
This version of samba provides support for Windows 7 domain logins.

PHP 5.2.10: is provided by the Red Hat Application Stack v2.
5.2 is needed by recent web applications such as OScommerce.

LDAP authentication: third party applications can authenticate against
SME Users passwords. LDAP is still read only, built automatically
from SME databases.

Changes in this release

This section of this README file lists all package changes carried out by
SME-associated developers in 2009 and 2010 where the most recent changes
to the package are dated after February 2010. The package changelogs often
included earlier changes and changes carried out by non-SME-associated
developers; these were removed to shorten the list. Packages recently
altered by Centos, Redhat, and Fedora-associated developers are not

- Improved upgrade compatibility, remove .orig [SME: 4809]
- fix mount point for verify [SME: 5765]
- create mount point for verify [SME: 5765]
- remove comment re smbpasswd being last [SME: 5600]
- Fix mounting usb disks [SME: 4809]
- Don't backup more than once per day [SME: 5445]
- Fix full backup on Sunday diplayed as Everyday [SME: 5623]
- Add more excludes for compressed filetypes [SME: 4765]
- Porting Jean-Paul Leclere changes in the SME Server 7 tree to SME Server 8:
- using credentials file for cifs mount [SME: 5442]
- workstation backup: add cifs credentials expand to bootstrap-console-save [SME: 5442]
- workstation backup: allow many backups in the same day [SME: 5411]
- workstation restore: all needed backups must be available before restore [SME: 5397]
- workstation verify: add option to check integrity of backups needed in a full restore [SME: 5405]
- minor fix in translation [SME: 5407]

- Restate smartd dependency. [SME: 5814]
- Fix gettext errors in WAN/LAN subnet error message [SME: 5501]
- Really fix template expansion error [SME: 4528]
- Fix template expansion error [SME: 4528]
- Improve security by using SHA1 algorithm for certificate signing [SME: 5737]
- Fix eth? swapping [SME: 4528]
- Fix console backup from removable media [SME: 4809]
- Bump certificate encryption from 1024 bits to 2048 bits [SME: 5735]
- Fix console restore from removable media (Federico Simoncelli) [SME: 4809]
- Add a dummy call so xgettext can pull translated $ifName in console configuration pages. [SME: 5571]
- Translate $ifName in console configuration pages [SME: 5571]
- Prevent IP conflicts between local and external interface in server gateway mode [SME: 5501]
- Clean up: remove unused nonetworkdrivers [SME: 5521]

- Fix previous patch [SME: 5538]
- Add compiled python files to the packaged files list [SME: 5538]

- Use HeloHost (if present) in smtp-auth-proxy.pl [SME: 5680]
- Allow for changing SPAM subject tag through server-manager

- Update path for 64-bit compatibility [SME: 5756]

- Remove hiddenmenu entry from grub.conf [SME: 5546]

- Patch to change horde's templated mime_drivers.php file so some additional
settings can be customized [SME: 5224]
- config setprop horde inlineMSWord true|false <-- default is false
- config setprop horde inlineMSExcel true|false <-- default is false
- config setprop horde inlineMSPowerpoint true|false <-- default is false
- config setprop horde inlineWordperfect true|false <-- default is false
- config setprop horde inlineAudio true|false <-- default is true
- Patch to make sure username is always saved in lowercase to horde db's [SME:5775]
- Upgrade horde templates to reflect changes in Horde 3.3.6 [SME: 5774]
- Really apply patch from previous attempt [SME: 5509]
- Upgrade horde templates to reflect changes in Horde 3.3.5 [SME: 5509]
- Upgrade to horde templates to reflect changes in Horde 3.3.4 [SME: 5372]

- Patch to template imp's mime_drivers.php file so some settings can be customized [SME: 5224]
- config setprop horde Limitinlinesize <--default is 1048576
- config setprop horde inlineHTML true|false <--default is true
- config setprop horde inlineImages true|false <--default is true
- Updated templates to reflect changes in imp 4.3.6 [SME: 5776]
- Updated templates to reflect changes in imp 4.3.5 [SME: 5510]
- Updated templates to reflect changes in imp 4.3.4 [SME: 5371]

- Update e-smith-ingo templates to reflect changes in Ingo 1.2.3 [SME: 5777]
- Update e-smith-ingo templates to reflect changes in Ingo 1.2.2 [SME: 5511]

- Fix bug reference in spec file
- Fix admin user password change (Daniel B.) [SME: 5810]
- Init database if the ldif dump is empty (ie from sme8b) [SME: 5747]
- revert re-init database [SME:5747]
- re-init readonly database on post-upgrade [SME:5747]
- Force SSL/TLS for remote authentication [SME: 5748]
- reuse users_groups_ous.patch2 [SME: 5743]
- Separate groups and users with mailboxRelatedObject [SME:5749]
- Set readonly access [SME:5752]
- Fix ldap-update action script to user-lock event [SME: 5720]
- Fix Groups entries [SME: 5743]
- Add Groups entries [SME: 5743]
- Add admin user as a standard user [SME: 5742]
- Add ldap-update action script to user-lock event [SME: 5720]
- Add ldap authentication and tls support [SME: 5720]
- Update schema for newer openldap and remove calFBurl [SME: 5159]
- Convert ldif dump [SME: 5446]

- adds the hwaddr parameter to probeAdapters() [SME: 4528]
- Update path for 64-bit compatibility [SME: 5756]
- Really apply previous patch in the spec file. [SME: 5659]
- Add patch (Federico Simoncelli) to prevent re-use of uids. [SME: 5659]

- Only display error messages intended for admin in server-manager [SME: 5700]
- Fix css validation errors. [SME: 5656]
- display reconfigure warning once if UnsavedChanges=yes [SME: 5475]
- display reconfigure warning if UnsavedChanges=yes [SME: 5475]

- Enable port forwards to localhost if mode is serveronly [SME: 1003]
- Adjust xml entry in locale [SME: 2379]
- Add option to limit port forwards from source ip [SME: 2379]

- SMTPSmartHost template incorrectly uses brackets to avoid MX lookups. [SME: 5456]

- Create/remove V2 profile directories [SME: 3666]
- Enable bindinterfaces by default [SME: 3325]
- Set recyle bin permissions [SME: 1734]
- Add registry file to server-resources to allow windows 7 to
join Samba 3.x domains [SME: 5425]

- Update to fix turbatype error when using turba LDAP address search [SME: 5772]
- Update LDAP for changed scope [SME: 2939]
- Updated template files to reflect changes in Turba 2.3.3 [SME: 5778]
- Remove previous patch. Will add new partial patch for bug 2939
- Update LDAP for changed schema [SME: 2939]
- Updated template files to reflect changes in Turba 2.3.2 [SME: 5512]

- Updated to Horde 3.3.6 [SME: 5774]
- Updated to Horde 3.3.5 [SME: 5509]
- Updated to Horde 3.3.4 [SME: 5372]

- Updated to imp 4.3.6 [SME: 5776]
- Updated to Imp 4.3.5 [SME: 5510]
- Updated to Imp 4.3.4 [SME: 5371]

- Update to Ingo 1.2.3 [SME: 5777]
- Update to Ingo 1.2.2 [SME: 5511]

- Fix typo in /sbin/service patch (Federico Simoncelli) [SME: 5674]
- 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]

- Fix year in previous changelog entry [SME: 3144]
- Fix unitialized value errors in HTML.pm [SME: 3144]

- update to 5.2.10

- Remove spool and log dir from package (in smeserver-qpsmtpd)
- Don't create smtpd user (unused in sme) [SME: 5815]
- Apply qpsmtpd git changesets to implement custom SPAM
subject prefix [SME: 5031]
- Update pre requires so scripts don't fail on install [SME: 5558]
- Rebase bad_rcptto patch to remove orig file [SME: 5548]
- Change logging in tls init to prevent warnings [SME: 5551]
- Only run/initialize plugins once [SME: 5533]
- Change spool dir permissions and owner to qpsmtpd:clamav
- Change log dir permissions and owner to smelog:smelog
- add sme specific patches
- Update to 0.83
- Update to latest release
- don't add qpsmtpd to start-up by default
- add apache config file to qpsmtpd-apache package
- remove all patches
- use rpm macros for dirs
- use a filelist for main package instead of a long list of files

- Fix regular expression to actually replace the colon with a dot [SME: 5572]
- Remove the leading path for yum in newrpms [SME: 5562]

- Setup logrotate for /var/log/clamd/clamscan.log [SME: 5570]
- Remove create option from logrotate configuration [SME: 5570]
- Fix version number in previous changelog entry
- Setup logrotate for /var/log/clamd/smeserver-clamscan.log [SME: 5570]
- Minor changelog fixes in version number
- Change default value for HeuristicScanPrecedence to yes [SME: 5204]

- Revert previous patch to resync with generated patches based on SME Server 7 [SME: 5803]
- Correct previous changelog entry
- Apply locale 2010-02-27 patch
- apply locale 2010-02-25 patch
- apply locale 2009-10-27 patch
- Add Thai language [SME: 5466]
- apply locale 2009-08-24 patch
- Add Polish language [SME: 5437]

- Enable qpsmtpd RequireResolvableFromHost plugin by default, remove
database entry and the database default value [SME: 5617]
- Tie template fragment into event system to have it expanded [SME: 5031]
- Add qpsmtpd template fragment for custom SPAM subject prefix [SME: 5031]

- Requires SpamAssassin 3.3.0 [SME: 5741]
- Remove FuzzyOcr [SME: 5771]
- Use ATrpm package (partially remove previous patch)
- Requires SpamAssassin 3.3.0 [SME: 5741]
- Remove FuzzyOcr [SME: 5771]
- Run sa-update every two hours and check restart every hour
- Redirect cron job output to logfile to avoid mail noise
- Fix invalid service name in sa-update [SME: 3304]

- Fix css validation errors. [SME: 5656]
- Add support for Polish (pl). [SME: 5434]
- Add support for Thai (th). [SME: 5466]
- obsoletes fonts-xorg-base to prevent dragging in unneeded
packages [SME: 5535]
- add VFlib2 to obsoletes list so upgrades work [SME: 5532]
- Add Obsoletes for kernel modules. [SME: 5386]

- only unlink file if we created it [SME: 5476]
- Import only keys not already imported [SME: 5507]
- set unsaved changes in yum event [SME: 5475]
- move yum warming to sme yum plugin [SME: 5474]
- ensure file exists before unlinking [SME: 5476]
- remove semicolons from yum plugin
- Add frequency of updates toggle [SME: 3764]
- remove stray file

- Apply patches so smolt will run under el5
- Apply sme specific patches

- Updated to Turba 2.3.3 [SME: 5778]
- Updated to Turba 2.3.2 [SME: 5512]

General features

- Based on CentOS 5.4 and all available updates

Ian Wells on behalf of the SME Server Development Team
« Last Edit: August 20, 2010, 09:21:22 PM by wellsi »