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Koozali SME Server 10 Release Candidate 1 - Release Announcement

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Koozali SME Server 10 Release Candidate 1 "Justine"

These are draft only and are in a constant state of update.
23 March 2021

The Koozali SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 10 RC 1 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.

Koozali SME Server users should not upgrade production servers to this
release but those who can are encouraged to load the RC to a dedicated test machine.

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 now fully implemented. Single disk install no longer creates a degraded Raid1 array. Two or more disks will be created as a Raid1-6 array. Support for further Raid configuration on install is now implemented - see wiki USB installs are now supported, see: https://wiki.koozali.org/Install_From_USB Netinstall is now fully supported Install to a UEFI system is now fully supported Handling of USB drives for back and restore from the console is now resolved. Backup to workstation using removable storages is now fully supported and a huge amount of other under the hood changes, to numerous to list.
A large number of contribs have now also been migrated to Koozali SME10

Bug reports and reports of potential bugs should be raised in the bug
tracker (and only there, please); https://bugs.koozali.org/

Release notes on Koozali SME Server 10 RC 1 can be found here
https://lists.contribs.org/pipermail/updatesannounce/2021-March/000476.html

Dev Notes on Koozali SME Server 10 can be found at
https://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server_10.0_Development

SME10 Roadmap - RC 1
https://wiki.contribs.org/SME10_Roadmap#SME_10_RC_1

Download - You can download SME Server 10 RC 1 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.

There have been an enormous number of changes implemented to ensure the
Sme Server way is fully implemented in Koozali SME Server 10.

The sculpting has had a far reaching and significant impact as to how the
server is managed and maintained, the number of changes is far to many to
try and list, better to go and read the release notes and the wiki info,
suffice to say long live "Justine".

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About SME Server SME Server is a 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 at koozali.org

Notes 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 now fully implemented.
Single disk install no longer creates a degraded Raid1 array.
Two or more disks will be created as a Raid1-6 array
Support for further Raid configuration on install is now implemented - see wiki
USB installs are now supported, see:
https://wiki.koozali.org/Install_From_USB
Netinstall is now fully supported
Install to a UEFI system is now fully supported
Handling of USB drives for back and restore from the console is now resolved.
Backup to workstation using removable storages is now fully supported
and a plethora of other under the hood changes, to numerous to list
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