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SME Server 9.0 Beta 2 Release Announcement

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SME Server 9.0 Beta 2 Release Announcement
« on: November 10, 2013, 01:35:14 AM »
SME Server 9.0 Beta 2 Release Notes

8 November 2013

The SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of
SME Server 9.0 Beta 2 which is based on CentOS 6.4

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


About SME Server

SME Server is the leading Linux distribution for small and medium
enterprises. SME Server is brought to you by Koozali Foundation, Inc.,
a non-profit corporation that exists to provide marketing and legal support
for SME Server.

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 donation to offset costs and fund further development.
a) If you are a school, a church, a non-profit organisation or an individual
using SME Server for private purposes, we would appreciate you to contribute
within your means toward the costs associated with hosting, maintenance and
b) If you are a company or an integrator and you are deploying SME Server in
the course of your work to generate revenue, we expect you to make a donation
commensurate with the level of revenue you generate and the number of servers
your have in the field. Please, help the project

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

Koozali Inc is happy to supply an invoice for any donations received,
simply email treasurer@koozali.org


The development team would like to thank all of those who have involved
themselves with this release.


This section will be updated for SME Server 9.0 Beta 3

Major changes in this release

The installer has been substantially modified in Beta 2.
It now creates the degraded RAID1 array with a single disk install.
Some, but not all,  install options are now supported.

Changes in this release

This section will be further updated for SME Server 9.0 Beta 3
Currently this only shows changes since SME Server 9.0 Alpha 3 and it is
autogenerated from the changelogs. A more human readable version will be
written for SME Server 9.0 Beta 3.

Packages altered by Centos, Redhat, and Fedora-associated developers are
not included.

- Dar updated to 2.4.10
- Workstation Backup, add a choice to delete old backup before or after
- Workstation Backup, remove temporary directory on success.
- Refactor directory tree creation and removal.
- Workstation Backup, inconsistent formatting of host share name in messages.
- Workstation Backup, more reliable catalog creation.
- Workstation Backup, report cifs mount errors.
- Workstation Backup, do not access /proc/mounts
- Incremental backup fix.
- Workstation Backup, allow spaces in the backup destination.
  Includes fix for disk usage broken with spaces.
- Desktop Backup, allow user setting of compression level.
- Use Wake on LAN before starting Backup with DAR.
- NFS syntax is deprecated for CIFS mount.
- Require cifs-utils and use UNC paths for cifs mount.
- Improve text in console backup for success and failure.
- Console USB Backup, allow user setting of compression level.
  Compression level of the console backup is now -6 by default.
- Patch to exclude trying to backup aquota.* files so that backups to tape will

File Server
- Also remove the empty template-begin file in pam.d/proftpd templates.
- Remove unused pam templates.
- Replace vfs_shadow_copy with vfs_shadow_copy2 for shadow snapshots.
- Add template for wide links.
- Add templates for max protocol.
- Add support for Windows 8 domain joining & user login.
- Add windows network performance enhancements registry file.
- Update default ServerName in 30smbServerName
- Add ability to configure waiting for network Win7 registry option.
- Change default Workgroup and Domain to sme-server.
- Fix mod_sftp/mod_sftp_pam invalid pool allocation during kbdint
- Replace vfs_shadow_copy with vfs_shadow_copy2 for shadow snapshots.   

LDAP (Optional in SME 9.0, and considered experimental)

- Latest translations included.

Mail Server
- Fetchmail multidrop mode follows TCPPort setting.
- Always enable imap, listen on loopback is disabled.
- Avoid use of unitialised variables in smtp migrate fragments.
- Simplify qmail concurrency templates.
- Modify domain style pseudonym pointing to user with dot in name.
- Accept messages with no body and no trailing \n after headers.
- Fix Net::DNS update breaks qpsmtpd.
- allows the spamassassin plugin to read the size limit from its
- Move clamscan scheduling to complete before 99-raid-check.
- Listen on loopback if disabled.
- Fix permissions on imapd.pem as it's used by pop3s.
- Do not obsolete bglibs, it's required for cvm.
- Allow plaintext (unless explicitly disabled).
- Do not obsolete cvm, it's still needed for qpsmtpd.
- Fix size_limit initialization.
- reads MaxMessageSize prop of spamassassin and adds it
  to the arguments of the plugin if defined.
- Requires e-smith-cvm-unix-local.
- Load TextCat plugin if ok_languages is enabled.
- Fix how qpsmtpd tags spam email.

Server manager
- Renew donation text in server-manager.
- Do not load mod_ssl.
- Remove log noise from Create starter web site panel.
- Add security fix for CVE-2013-4113.
- Renew donation text and graphic in server-manager.
- Update footer copyright and renew full copyright text.
- Change wording of Software Update button.

Webmail and Groupware
- Don't use SSL over loopback.

Web Server
- Force magic_quotes Off.

Other fixes and updates
- Update the full names of users added in %pre.
- Fix uid and gid to be the same for the users added in %pre.
- Changed Prereq to Requires(pre) as Prereq is deprecated.
- Patch to correct issue with not being able to access a password protected
- Update ServerName (Samba netbios name) when SystemName is updated.
- Remove old System Name from the Hosts DB.
- Fix group creation when LDAP auth is enabled.
- Disable IPv6 on a default install.
- Continue escaping control chars in rsyslog, just replace LF with space.
- Use UTF-8 in the console.
- Remove redundant parts of init-accounts.
- Add_template_to_ssl.pem, codes by JP Pialasse.
- Require diald.
- Removal of rc.e-smith now functionality is in e-smith-service.
- Replacement of rc.e-smith by moving code into e-smith-service.
- Fix the way '.' works in bash.
- rename /etc/ldap.conf to /etc/pam_ldap.conf (and same for .secret).
- Always define InternalInterface NICBonding.
- In the console refer to removable media instead of USB disk.
- Fix a few more syslog => rsyslog items.
- Remove modprobe stuff.
- Don't be as agressive on rate limiting.
- Change syslog templates to rsyslog.
- Ensure existing_hwaddr is always initialized.
- Change System Name from mitel-networks-server to sme-server.
- Patch to remove symlink to Primary ibay from /home/e-smith/files/primary.
- Patch to correct issue with not being able to access a password protected
- Correctly display accented letters in the console.
- Add e-smith as a Requires(pre) and remove adding users in %pre.
- Fix uid and gid to be the same in create-system-user.
- Ignore mysql.event table.
- Use --single-transaction in mysql-dump-tables.
- Use mysql_upgrade instead of fix_privilege_tables.
- Increase memory limit for ntp.
- Make rsyslog listen to our socket.
- Remove rc.quota_create.
- the config file is radiusclient.conf, not radiusclient-ng.conf.
- Add templates for radiusclient-ng.conf file to remove binaddr
- Add directive to options.pptpd so that radius plugin can find the
  radiusclient configuration file..
- Fix permissions of /etc/radiusclient-ng/servers.
- Add hack for running rc7.d script during runlevel 4.
- Apply SME Server config file changes to pwauth.
- Fix libgomp obsoletes to not obsolete el6 version.
- Change order of mail options in check4updates.
- Fix parsing issues with "manage RAID" menu option in the console.
- Remove SSH v1 legacy support.
- Support nolvm boot option.
- Create degraded RAID1 array with single disk install.
- nodmraid is the default for SME 9.0 installs.
- Give more time to the grub menu.
- Update installer hard drive warning.
- Customize confirmation dialogs during fresh install.
- Run installer in 'text' mode.

General features

- Based on CentOS 6.4 and all available updates

On behalf of the SME Server Development team