ClearOS Community Changelog

New in version 6.6.0

February 20th, 2015
  • Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, this release introduces WPAD, QoS, YouTube School ID support, an upgrade to the Intrusion Detection engine, and ISO-to-USB key support.

New in version 6.6.0 Beta 2 (November 28th, 2014)

  • 0001745: [app-network-map - Network Map] Add support for systemd (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001748: [app-network-map - Network Map] Update local MAC address database (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001919: [app-google-apps - Google Apps] Convert custom event into standard app-event (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001881: [app-antimalware-updates - Antimalware Updates] Audit for ClearOS 7 (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001903: [app-antispam-updates - Antispam Updates] Audit for ClearOS 7 (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001883: [app-dynamic-dns - Dynamic DNS] Audit for ClearOS 7 (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001882: [app-content-filter-updates - Content Filter Updates] Audit for ClearOS 7 (pbaldwin) - resolved.

New in version 6.6.0 Beta 1 (May 23rd, 2014)

  • Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, this release introduces Wordpress, Joomla, Tiki Wiki, WPAD and AppFirst. You can also expect OwnCloud, SugarCRM, Vtiger and WPAD during the upcoming beta cycle. Under the hood, the event system, IPv6 and ClearOS 7 compatibility have also been a focus of this release.
  • Some of the new apps in the beta are NOT available via the Marketplace but can be installed via yum.

New in version 6.5.0 (December 21st, 2013)

  • [app-active-directory - Active Directory Connector] Changed trusted domains policy (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • [app-zarafa - Zarafa] zarafa-admin --user-count takes a while to report actual usage stats (bchambers) - resolved.
  • [app-active-directory - Active Directory Connector] Remove some unused code in the accounts driver (pbaldwin) - closed.

New in version 6.5.0 Beta 3 (December 5th, 2013)

  • 0001230: [yum-marketplace-plugin] Improve paid apps testing process (dsokoloski) resolved.
  • 0001405: [app-zarafa Zarafa] Add generic subscription API for user subscription count (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001407: [app-zarafa-small-business Zarafa Small Business] Add subscription handler (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001406: [app-zarafa-professional Zarafa Professional] Add subscription handler (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001391: [app-network-map Network Map] Add app icon (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001395: [app-zarafa-small-business Zarafa Small Business] Tooltip points to old webaccess webmail interface (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001394: [app-zarafa-professional Zarafa Professional] Tooltip points to old webaccess webmail interface (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001257: [app-central-management] Add method to check if master is available (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001390: [app-central-management] Add tools to track installed software on all the master/slave nodes (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001317: [app-kaspersky Kasperksy Engine] Improve usability in Kaspersky-only implementation (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001388: [app-kaspersky-mail Mail Antimalware Premium] Add common Kaspersky engine (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001389: [app-kaspserky-gateway Kaspersky Gateway] Add common Kaspersky engine (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001312: [app-kaspersky Kasperksy Engine] Add common Kaspersky engine (pbaldwin) resolved.
  • 0001180: [app-central-management] Clean up misleading backtrace when auto-configuring file synchronization (pbaldwin) resolved.

New in version 6.5.0 Beta 2 (October 12th, 2013)

  • 0001318: [app-mail-archive - Mail Archive] Script lock file never gets deleted. (bchambers) - resolved.
  • 0001334: [app-mail-archive - Mail Archive] Logo changed required (bchambers) - resolved.
  • 0000969: [app-network-map - Network Map] Allow dash-delimited MAC addresses in UI (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001293: [app-professional-reports - Professional Reports] Add jqplot support for "on the fly" chart data (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001291: [clearos-release-professional] Enforce yum package signature check (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001258: [app-qos - Bandwidth and QoS] Add QoS app (dsokoloski) - resolved.
  • 0000792: [app-network-map - Network Map] Add user and IP mapping engine (pbaldwin) - resolved.

New in version 6.5.0 Beta 1 (September 11th, 2013)

  • 0001291: [clearos-release-professional] Enforce yum package signature check (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001258: [app-qos - Bandwidth and QoS] Add QoS app (dsokoloski) - resolved.
  • 0000792: [app-network-map - Network Map] Add user and IP mapping engine (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0001180: [app-central-management] Clean up misleading backtrace when auto-configuring file synchronization (pbaldwin) - resolved.

New in version 6.4.0 Beta 2 (March 22nd, 2013)

  • Many little usability issues have been addressed
  • RADIUS Server was added
  • Mail Retrieval was added
  • ClearOS Core 6.4.0 was integrated
  • Additional ClearOS Core packages (clearos-core) now disabled by default

New in version 6.4.0 Beta 1 (January 12th, 2013)

  • The handling of /etc/resolv.conf has now changed.
  • Accounts and Samba initialization have been refactored.

New in version 6.4.0 Alpha 1 (December 8th, 2012)

  • 0000792: [app-network-map - Network Map] Add user and IP mapping engine (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0000851: [app-google-apps - Google Apps] Clean up due to Samba packaging changes (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0000842: [app-central-management] Add master/slave configuration for accounts state file (pbaldwin) - resolved.
  • 0000827: [app-dynamic-vpn - Dynamic VPN] Enabling service does not warn about adding incoming firewall rule (pbaldwin) - resolved.
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New in version 6.3.0 (August 4th, 2012)

  • Along with the usual round of enhancements, this release introduces new apps focused on the mail server stack. Anchored on the Zarafa for ClearOS solution, you can now implement an on-premise or private cloud mail server using ClearOS. This release includes the following new apps: Zarafa Community for ClearOS, Mail Antivirus, Mail Antispam, Antispam Updates, Greylisting, and more.

New in version 6.3.0 Beta 1 (June 28th, 2012)

  • Along with the usual round of bugfixes and enhancements, this release introduces new apps focused on the mail server stack.
  • Anchored on the Zarafa Community for ClearOS solution, you can now implement an on-premise or private cloud mail server using ClearOS.
  • The new apps include Zarafa Community for ClearOS, Mail Antivirus, Mail Antispam, Antispam Updates, Greylisting, and more.

New in version 6.2 RC1 (April 4th, 2012)

  • Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, RC 1 includes the following new apps: Remote Server Backup, Web Server, Certificate Manager, User Certificates, User Profile, OpenVPN and Dashboard. End users can now login to the web-based administration tool to change their passwords and manage their security certificates.

New in version 6.2 Beta 3 (March 1st, 2012)

  • ClearOS Community 6.2.0 Beta 3 has arrived! Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, Beta 3 includes the following new apps: Content Filter, Flexshare, Samba, Remote Server Backup, Print Server, Password Policies, and Network Visualizer. New apps in the Professional Edition include: Google Apps Synchronization, Active Directory Connector, and Central Management. This will be the last beta as we head toward a final release. We will soon be able to put those Duke Nukem jabs behind us ;-)
  • For those of you who missed the recent announcement, ClearOS now comes in two different flavors: Community and Professional. That “Enterprise” name was a holdover from the old days and it has always caused some confusion (we heard you Ladislav). In retrospect, we should have made all these changes when ClearOS absorbed the old ClarkConnect Edition. No matter, time to move now that we have better product names. The Professional Edition includes technical support and is intended for businesses, education, non-profit and other professional organizations. The Community Edition has all the old Enterprise features and is intended for less critical environments: home, Linux shops, and just plain old open source hacking.

New in version 5.2 (July 22nd, 2010)

  • Password policy engine to improve security
  • Detailed disk usage reporting to improve storage utilization
  • Network traffic analyzer tool to detect bandwidth challenges
  • Custom firewall tool to create advanced rules
  • H.323 support for VoIP systems
  • Improved support for Google Apps and Zarafa in LDAP Directory.
  • A base system updated to CentOS 5.5

New in version 5.0 (July 10th, 2009)

  • Upgrade to CentOS 5.x
  • Complete LDAP integration
  • Protocol filtering
  • Improved bandwidth management
  • Mail quarantine
  • Improved Windows integration:
  • Roaming profiles
  • Recycle bin support
  • File auditing

New in version 5.0 RC1 (June 6th, 2009)

  • For new installations, ClarkConnect 5.0 is close to final release quality. There are a number of known issues (see below) that need to be addressed; notably, the LDAP/Samba initialization is still fragile. There are literally a couple of dozen steps performed to initialize LDAP/Samba and ClarkConnect needs to handle the scenarios where any of the steps fail. We are not quite there yet!

New in version 5.0 Beta 2 (April 3rd, 2009)

  • An update to CentOS 5.3.
  • A change in the package naming convention -- from cc-XYZ to app-XYZ.
  • A first release of the bandwidth manager.
  • Content filter changes (antivirus engine update).
  • A functional print server/queue solution.

New in version 5.0 Beta 1 (March 21st, 2009)

  • Beta 1 is certainly more stable, but it is still very buggy. The new bandwidth and QoS manager is the only missing feature. The significant changes are: features are in better working order; Samba PDC/Simple Server modes are now working; user import is now available. Due to the nature of the new user/LDAP architecture, we recommend waiting until beta 2 before installing 5.0 in a real-world environment. This release is almost feature complete, but there are still too many known issues to start bug hunting. We will be spending the next week or so resolving the known issues -- the result will be beta 2.

New in version 5.0 Alpha 2 (March 7th, 2009)

  • Alpha 2 is certainly more stable, but it is still alpha quality. The significant changes are: features are in better working order; the developer environment is available; the kernel is up-to-date (notably, IMQ bandwidth QoS is integrated). There are many features that are not working in this alpha release. We have made this release public just to get some initial feedback from third-party developers, partners, and interested members of the ClarkConnect community. You should install this release if you are a software developer who needs to get up to speed with 5.0 or a person who likes to tinker with alpha releases.