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SME Server 7 has been released

SME Server 7 has been released
« on: March 04, 2006, 09:55:13 PM »
SME Server 7.0
July 1, 2006

The SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release
of SME Server 7.0 This release has many new features and fixes for
previously reported issues.

All SME Server users should upgrade to this release.

About SME Server


SME Server is the leading Linux distribution for small and medium
enterprises. SME Server is brought to you by SME Server, Inc.
( http://www.smeserver.org/ ), 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 small donation to offset costs and fund further
development.

Please visit http://www.smeserver.org/donate/ to donate.

Installation

- Simple single CD install
- The installation procedure will rewrite all disks in the system
- Automatic detection of multi-CPU and HyperThreading CPUs
- In order to install on i586 machines you will need to do the following:
  1) Press shift while booting to get the boot menu
  2) Type "smei586" at the boot prompt

- Many installation problems are caused by the following issues:
* Incorrectly burnt CD:
   Please use the "Media Check" to test your media. This screen is
   presented at the start of the installation

* Faulty memory
    1) Press shift while booting to get the boot menu
    2) Type "memtest86" at the boot prompt

* Unsupported or faulty hardware
  - Check the memory and CD media
  - Use good quality cables and an error-free CDROM drive
  - Ensure master/slave configuration is correct, if appropriate
  - Disable onboard RAID controllers
  - Disable power saving and ACPI features in the BIOS

Automated RAID installation

NOTE: All disks must be the same size for SME Server 7.0

- Single disk provides one-way RAID1
  - Console screen allows simple addition of second disk to provide mirroring
- Two disks are configured as a RAID1 mirror
- Three to five disks are configured as RAID5 (/boot partition is RAID1)
- Six or more disks are configured as RAID6 (/boot partition is RAID1)

Upgrades


- Always perform a backup prior to major system upgrades
- An upgrade will preserve the existing data
- Seamless upgrades from unmodified SME Server 6.0, 6.0.1 and 6.5 servers
- Many common contributed add-ons have been included in the standard distribution

Email


- Virus scanning
- Executable attachment blocking
- Spam filtering
  - Automatic tagging with X-Spam-Status header
  - Optional sorting to 'junkmail' mailbox
  - Selectable tagging levels
  - Optional rejection of spam during SMTP transaction
  - Full user/domain recipient filtering
- Attachment conversion from TNEF to MIME
- Pseudonyms panel enhancements
  - Ability to send (e.g.) support@domain1 and support@domain2 to different
    places
  - Can enter pseudonyms of pseudonyms
- Secure POP, IMAP and SMTP
- SMTP authentication for users and for ISP connection
- Horde/IMP3 based webmail

General features


- Based on CentOS 4.3
- Software installer panel
- Yum based software installation
- Standard/safe yum "channels" enabled

(This thread replaces http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=26762.0)
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SME Server 7 release status (7.0 Release Candidate 1)
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 08:35:21 AM »
SME Server 7.0rc1

The development team is very pleased to announce that SME Server 7.0rc1 is on its way to the mirrors. We would like to thank everyone who has helped with the development and testing of this release.

Thanks, Gordon

IMPORTANT: Pre-upgrade step for 7.0pre1 and 7.0beta releases

Before upgrading to 7.0 from any of the 7.0 test releases, you
must run the following command:

kudzu -q

If you do not do this _prior_ to the upgrade, your system may
not boot. If this happens, please see the workaround here:

http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=698

Changelog: 7.0pre4 -> 7.0rc1

- Bug fixes - see the bug tracker - Thanks to testers and developers
    See http://bugs.contribs.org/
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Re: SME Server 7 release status (7.0 Release Candidate 1)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006, 08:36:37 AM »
Quote from: "gordonr"
SME Server 7.0rc1

The development team is very pleased to announce that SME Server 7.0rc1 is on its way to the mirrors. We would like to thank everyone who has helped with the development and testing of this release.


The packages from RC1 should also now be available for update via the Software Installer panel and via yum.
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SME Server 7.0 Release Candidate 2 on its way to the mirrors
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006, 07:04:58 AM »
SME Server 7.0rc2

The development team is very pleased to announce that SME Server 7.0rc2 is on its way to the mirrors. We would like to thank everyone who has helped with the development and testing of this release.

Thanks, Gordon

Changelog: 7.0rc1 -> 7.0rc2

- Update to CentOS 4.3 base

- Installer built with i686 kernel.  In order to install on i586 machines you will need to do the following:

  1) Press shift while booting to get the boot menu.
  2) Type "smei586" at the boot prompt.

- New system consistency audit scripts installed in /sbin/e-smith/audittools/

- Bug fixes - see the bug tracker - Thanks to testers and developers
    See http://wiki.contribs.org/bugzilla

Note: This release will also be made available for yum updates, but beware - the update is large due to the change to the CentOS 4.3 base.
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SME Server 7 Release Candidate 3
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006, 06:15:18 AM »
SME Server 7.0rc3

The development team is very pleased to announce that SME Server 7.0rc3 is on its way to the mirrors. We would like to thank everyone who has helped with the development and testing of this release.

Thanks, Gordon

Changelog: 7.0rc2 -> 7.0rc3

- Keyboard choice re-added (Unintentionally removed during update to CentOS 4.3 installer)

- Updated German translations

- Weekly anonymous status report to contribs.org to allow counting of the number of installed systems. Only the following information is passed in the status report:
    - ReleaseVersion (e.g. 7.0rc3)
    - SystemMode     (e.g. servergateway)
    - SystemIDHash   (Unique id - SHA1 hash of the SystemID)
    - InstallEpoch   (time of system install)
    - CurrentEpoch   (time of this report)

- Packages updated to latest CentOS 4.3, turba and ClamAV

- Various bug fixes (See http://bugs.contribs.org/ )
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