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TerryF

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Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 2 Release
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:45:01 AM »

Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 2 Release
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12 March 2017

The Koozali SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of
SME Server 10 Alpha 2 which will be the next major release of SME Server.

This release is based on CentOS 7. CentOS 7.# has an EOL of 30 June 2024.

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Koozali SME Server users should not upgrade production servers to this release
but those who can are encouraged to load the alpha to a dedicated test machine
and take part in the testing phase.
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Some notes on Koozali SME Server 10 can be found at
https://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server_10.0_Development

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

    https://bugs.koozali.org/

Download
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You can download SME Server 10 from
https://mirror.koozali.org/smeserver/releases/testing/10/
or for other methods see https://wiki.koozali.org/SME_Server:Download

Please note it may take up to 48 hours for mirrors to finish syncing,
during this time you may experience problems.

About SME Server
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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
development.

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 https://wiki.koozali.org/Donate to donate.

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

Notes
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In-place upgrades are not supported. It is necessary to backup and then restore.
(Remember, testing purpose only)

The spare handling for RAID arrays is not implemented.

USB installs are now supported, see: https://wiki.koozali.org/Install_From_USB

Current installer is still branded CentOS. A kickstart script allow to go through the graphical installation process. If your disk is not empty, you will need to use the Anaconda interface to format it and partition it. If it is empty all is automatic. You will have to set twice your root password: one during Anaconda installation (you could use a lame password), a second time in the Koozali SME server configuration process.

Major changes in this release
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This release is based on CentOS 7
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TerryF

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Re: Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 2 Release
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 08:50:15 AM »

With the ongoing work on SME10 and trying to get SME9.2 RC out the hands to the wheel is a little short, actually its amazing anything is getting done with so few working on the tasks at hand.

Anyone and everyone is welcome, nay desperately welcome to lend a hand.

Thanks
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