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New eBox 1.3.15 installer available!
« on: January 17, 2010, 12:16:59 am »
Hi fellow eBox users,

We are proud to announce the release of a new beta installer of the 1.3 series that will become stable at the end of the month with the release of eBox 1.4.

Your help in the form of feedback and testing is really welcome. You can download it here.

You can also upgrade the packages if you already have an eBox 1.3 installer, either using ebox-software or apt-get.

WARNING: Do not upgrade the ebox-usersandgroups or slapd packages if you already have eBox 1.3.X installed. There are known issues with that upgrade. If you are using the installer on a fresh system there is no problem. Likewise, you should be able to upgrade other packages like egroupware without problem.

And remember that this is still a beta version that is not intended to be used in production.

For more detailed information please have a look at our installation guide.

Here is the summary of the most relevant improvements:

  • Improvements in the installer: auto-partitioning mode, added more warning messages in some cases, eGroupware autoconfiguration, new kernel that allows easy compilation of other modules (headers provided)
  • Usability improvements: in-place edition for booleans, keep the menu open when reloading a page, simpler interface for VPN, default template applied when adding new users, ...
  • New Dynamic DNS update feature in the DHCP module
  • eGroupware 1.6.002 with security updates and bugfixes
  • Retrieval for external accounts in the Mail module and other improvements

And here is the full list of changes for all the new packages:

ebox-1.3.15:
   + Bug fix: Call EBox::Global::sortModulesByDependencies when
     saving all modules and remove infinite loop in that method.
     EBox::Global::modifiedModules now requires an argument to sort
     its result dependending on enableDepends or depends attribute.
   + Bug fix: keep menu folders open during page reloads
   + Bug fix: enable the log events dispatcher by default now works
   + Bug fix: fixed _lock function in EBox::Module::Base
   + Bug fix: composites honor menuFolder()
   + Add support for in-place edition for boolean types. (Closes
     #1664)
   + Add method to add new database table columnts to EBox::Migration::Helpers
   + Bug fix: enable "Save Changes" button after an in-place edition

libebox-1.3.13:
   + Added warning when we can't get lock for service
   + Bug fix: keep menu folders open during page reloads
   + Add booleanInPlaceViewer.mas
   + Add sendInPlaceBooleanValue() to table-helper.js
   + eval() response from sendInPlaceBooleanValue() to set "Save Changes"
     button properly
   + Accept 255.255.255.255 in checkIPNetmask as valid (needed for PPPoE)

ebox-dhcp-1.3.13:
   + Added WINS server configuration setting to DHCP common options,
     you may use eBox as PDC or any other WINS server
   + Added description optional field to fixed address table
   + Added NTP server configuration setting to DHCP common options,
     you may use eBox or any other NTP server
   + Added Dynamic DNS update feature to set a domain for ranges and
     a domain for fixed addresses when an IP address is leased. The
     hostname for ranges is set following a expression
     (dynamic-<IP_address>) and fixed addresses will use the declared
     name from eBox interface.

ebox-dns-1.3.13:
   + Added support for dynamic zones to be updated using a shared
     secret key available at `/etc/bind/keys`. This feature is
     mainly used by dhcp module to implement dynamic DNS updates.
   + Fixed structure of menu on language change

ebox-egroupware-1.3.13:
   + Set utf8 as the default system charset, fixes problem with euro character
   + Removed extended backup as now it should be managed by ebox-ebackup

ebox-mail-1.3.14:
   + Added precondition in ObjectPolicy model
   + Account home in dovecot set to its maildir, this is necesary for
   some SIEVE features like vacation autoreply
   + Added autocreation of drafts and sent mail folders
   + Fixed bug in UI: now we can set properly the number of
   expiration days for spam and deleted messages
   + Added per domain catch-all accounts
   + Logs fixes
   + Added aliases to external accounts
   + Added multiple aliases per group
   + Improved queue management
   + Added dovecot-antispam plugin integration
   + Added email retrieval for external accounts
   + Added more connections check to avoid spammers
   + Add DefaultUser model to be used in users and groups default user
     template. Admins can select if they wish to create an email account  automatically
     by default when creating new users.
   + Enable mail services by default
   + Fix ids and checkRowExist in ExternalAccount.pm
   + Fix method for modification of external accounts
   + Reverted UI component name to be compatible with previous versions

ebox-openvpn-1.3.13:
   + Usability enhancements. Configure automatically network address and port
     and also create a server certificate and advertise local networks.
     (Closes #1628)
   + Keep folder open
   + VPN adddress cannot be the same of any exposed network and viceversa

ebox-remoteservices-1.3.13:
   + Show the email address is available to authenticate with
   + Fix EBox::RemoteServices::Model::viewCustomizer to return always
     a customizer instance to match the new API

ebox-samba-1.3.14:
   + Add DefaultUser model to be used in users and groups default user
     template. Admins can select if they wish to enable the file sharing
     account by default when creating new users.

ebox-antivirus-1.3.13:
   + Changed location of freshclam state file, maybe it could solve
    some notification errors in some installations

ebox-asterisk-1.3.13:
   + Change menu name to keep folder open
   + Add AsteriskUser model to be used in users and groups default user
     template. Admins can select if they wish to enable the asterisk
     account by default when creating new users.

ebox-squid-1.3.13:
   + Switching antivirus from clamavscan to clamdscan
   + Better MIME type check, removed false negatives with some subtypes

ebox-ebackup-1.3.13:
   + Bug fix: add --force to delete old backup sets
   + Bug fix: fix restoring of the first file

ebox-webmail-1.3.13:
   + Change menu name to keep folder open
   + Added support for 'markasjunk' plugin
   + Hidden external server configuration until it works for more cases
   + Bugfix: added disableCache option to operation mode field

ebox-mailfilter-1.3.13:
   + Removed addition of 127.0.0.1 to trusted networks, is already added
   by spamassassin
   + Add dovecot-antispam plugin support
   + Moved bayes database to postgres
   + Added pyzor and dkim tests

ebox-jabber-1.3.13:
   + Add JabberUser model to be used in users and groups default user
     template. Admins can select if they wish to enable the jabber
     account by default when creating new users.

ebox-l7-protocols-1.3.13:
   + Set menuFolder to keep folder open

ebox-network-1.3.13:
   + Bug fix: configuration of PPPoE interfaces now works when
     confirmation is required because of other modules
   + Default field in gateways model uses '/ajax/viewer/booleanViewer.mas'
     instead of in-place edition

ebox-ntp-1.3.13:
   + Bug fix: keep menu folders open during page reloads
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010, 12:11:24 pm by J. A. Calvo »
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Re: New eBox 1.3.15 installer available!
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 02:59:34 am »
Hi Admin,

Is there a 64bit package available for eBox 1.3.15?

Thank you so much for an excellent product!!! :D

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Re: New eBox 1.3.15 installer available!
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 03:26:02 am »
No, but you can use a Ubuntu 8.04 server edition installer and then install the ebox packages on it.
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Re: New eBox 1.3.15 installer available!
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 07:53:11 pm »
This is great news, I continue to be impressed by the pace in which this project progresses.
I am very interested in taking the online training, will you be offering an upgrade to cover the new features found in the 1.3 releases or should I wait until the course material reflects the new version?
If so do you have any idea on when that will be?
Thanks in advance
Scott

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Re: New eBox 1.3.15 installer available!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 01:15:27 am »
Hi Scott!

We are pleased to know that you are interested in our certified training. The materials will be updated for the new features a few days or weeks after the release of 1.4 (with estimated date of January 30). We can't give you an exact date now, but I suppose we will announce it as soon as we have it.

You can enroll yourself on the course or get more information about it here:

http://www.ebox-technologies.com/training/online/administrators/
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Re: New eBox 1.3.15 installer available!
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 10:31:37 am »
Is it safe to upgrade from eBox-1.2.6 to 1.3.15?

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Re: New eBox 1.3.15 installer available!
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 12:29:18 pm »
Is it safe to upgrade from eBox-1.2.6 to 1.3.15?

No, if you want to do it you have to do it at your own risk. I mean, if  you have it in a test machine without nothing to lose, go ahead. But if you have it in a production environment better if you wait until 1.4.

Anyway, you can install it on a spare or virtual machine and help us testing it, this way you will contribute to have an eBox 1.4 solid as a rock ;)
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