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First release candidate of eBox Platform 1.4 is out!
« on: February 01, 2010, 02:39:12 am »
Hi fellow eBox users!

Allow me to break the exciting news to you: our first release candidate for 1.4 is already available. Freshly baked and ready to download. Remember that our beta 1.3.x releases have finally become this release candidate.

In this release candidate the focus has been on making migrations work from 1.2 to 1.4. We have detected a very few rough edges that will be fixed for 1.4. We are almost there and that's why we want you to try and test this release candidate.

The installer of this release ships a new cool feature. It allows  you  to install and automatically boot a local browser and a console to manage eBox locally.

Upgrading

Please note that this is a release candidate, it's not production ready yet but very close. The upgrading process might have some rough edges and that's where your testing can help to make 1.4 a great release.

The supported migration path is from eBox 1.2.x to 1.4. The modules that have changed the most are the LDAP based modules.

Although we have tested thoroughly several upgrading scenarios, do not upgrade your production machine if you are not ready to roll back the changes very quickly in case things go wrong. We strongly recommend you make use of common sense and proceed with caution. Always backup your system. We encourage you to use a virtual machine to install or upgrade to 1.4 your current configuration. Check that everything is working as expected. And then proceed with the actual upgrade.

Please pay special attention to Samba and Asterisk. eBox 1.4 ships a new version of these packages. Again, use common sense, and test that there is not any regression with the feature set you use.

Known issues

We recommend you upgrade the machine locally, especially, if you are upgrading a machine with a DHCP configured interface. As you might lose your gateway during the process. Running "sudo /etc/init.d/ebox network restart" will bring the gateway back.
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Re: First release candidate of eBox Platform 1.4 is out!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 04:41:11 pm »
Hi,

Good news congratulation to your team.

How dop we upgrade from 1.2 to 1.4. Shall we modify the apt sources.list file with new links pointing to 1.4 or can we go straight to 1.4 using the web interface administration panel ?

regards

Alex

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Re: First release candidate of eBox Platform 1.4 is out!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 06:51:14 pm »
The sources.list should point to 1.3 until 1.4-final is released.

For the ones interested in migrating from old versions of 1.3 to 1.4, here's a guide for troubleshooting possible problems that may appear if you are using modules depending on LDAP:

http://trac.ebox-platform.com/wiki/Document/Documentation/13To14Update
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Re: First release candidate of eBox Platform 1.4 is out!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 10:55:58 am »
Source: http://trac.ebox-platform.com/wiki/Document/Announcement/1.4?version=7

"eBox Platform is a Linux small business server that can act as a Gateway, a Unified Threat Manager, an Office Server, an Infrastructure Manager, a Unified Communications Server or a combination of them."

It should read: "eBox Platform is a Linux small business server that can act as a Gateway, Unified Threat Manager, Office Server, Infrastructure Manager, Unified Communications Server or a combination of them."
 

This is wrong: "You favourite development team proudly presents the availability of eBox Platform 1.4."
 
It should read (in American English): "Your favorite development team proudly presents the availability of eBox Platform 1.4."