January 17th, 2013
· This is a release candidate of TurnKey Core 13 based on Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy")- the upcoming version of Debian, which hasn't officially been released bu shouldn't be too far off.
· 64-bit support: TurnKey Core 13RC is available in both 32bit and 64bit versions. This means we can now guarantee that TurnKey 13 will come with 64-bit support. The wait for is nearly over. To be honest lack of 64-bit support been a nagging source of embarrassment for TurnKey for quite a while now. A significant 66% of users said this was "Very important" to them.
January 25th, 2011
· Upgraded base distribution to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS.
· No more chimeras (mixing of packages from Debian/ubuntu).
· Added LVM support, with guided partitioning supported in di-live, and webmin module for convenience.
· Guided partitioning of root volume will default to 90% of volume group to support LVM snapshots out of the box.
· Moved appliance secret regeneration, configuration, setting of passwords to inithooks to run on firstboot.
· Installation media will be ejected and a message displayed to remove media after successful installation.
· Warning messages will be logged instead of inline (caused a bad user experience).
· Upgraded di-live to latest version compatible with Lucid.
Initialization Hooks (inithooks):
· Setting of passwords and configuration is now done on firstboot.
· Application specific configuration (passwords, email, domain) is now supported putting an end to default settings.
· This supports all build targets such as VM builds, and most run in live-mode (convenience, consistent user-experience).
· Includes auto-apt-archive to configure the closest APT package archive, determined via the TurnKey Hub GeoIP service.
· All relevant inithooks can be preseeded, refer to: http://www.turnkeylinux.org/docs/inithooks
Configuration Console (confconsole):
· /etc/confconsole/usage.txt has been replaced with services.txt
· The usage screen is now updated dynamically for simpler management and customization.
Updated bootsplash menu:
· Install to hard disk - default, moved to first option.
· Live system -> Try without installing (Live CD demo mode).
· Removed Boot from first hard disk.
· Display system info in motd, as well non-persistent mode warning (motd).
· NTP configured with recommended pool servers and to cope with large time drifts.
· Setting of LANG in /etc/default/locale.
· Includes TKLBAM (TurnKey Backup and Migration) + new Webmin module.
· Includes etckeeper initialized on firstboot (using git-core).
· Includes logrotate for automatic log rotation.
· Configured APT to not install recommends by default.
· Upgraded webmin to 1.520 and default theme.
· Upgraded shellinabox to 2.10, set default theme to white-on-black.
· Customized bashrc and bashrc.d scripts.
· Includes bash-completion (very useful addition for cli).
· Includes iproute (ipv6 provisoning).
· Includes acpid (support hypervisor reboot/power down signals).
· Replaces host with bind9-host (deprecated).
· Replaces sysklogd and klogd with rsyslog (inline with Ubuntu).
· Grub2 (grub-pc) pre-configuration (verbose, timeout, console).
October 25th, 2009
· Upgraded base distribution to Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS.
· Added shell-in-a-box to provide web shell access (listening on port 12320 - uses SSL).
Added inithooks to execute firstboot/everyboot scripts, for example regenerating cryptographic keys on live boot:
· SSH keys.
· Default SSL certificate (used by Webmin, Apache, Lighttpd).
· Upgraded Webmin to 1.490 and default theme.
· Disabled Webmin scheduled updates (managed by APT)
· New versions of confconsole and di-live include many improvements and bugfixes (see their respective release notes for details).
· Implemented APT pinning downgrade workaround (LP#315175).
· Added a few generically useful packages (unzip: LP#356099, ethtool).
· Added IPv6 configuration to /etc/hosts.