Zentyal Changelog

New in version 3.5

July 2nd, 2014
  • New base distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty)
  • Removal of synchronization with OpenLDAP
  • Support for Microsoft Outlook 2010 and inbox refresh improved
  • Removal of some modules (L7 Filter, FTP, Zarafa, User Corner, Captive Portal and Bandwidth Monitor) to focus in the rest

New in version 3.4 (March 18th, 2014)

  • Highlights:
  • High Availability for Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Gateway
  • Outlook Anywhere support
  • New restyled Zentyal webmail UI
  • Out of Office support for OpenChange
  • Core Changes:
  • New base distribution: Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy
  • Removal of Apache instance for Zentyal Administration
  • Improved system of bug reports
  • Improved management of exceptions

New in version 3.3 (December 17th, 2013)

  • Microsoft Exchange Server migration tool:
  • Calendars (default folder)
  • Contacts
  • Native Microsoft Exchange Server replacement:
  • Provisioning of Zentyal as first Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Provisioning of Zentyal as additional Microsoft Exchange Server
  • User management
  • Autodiscovery support
  • Virtual Domain hosting
  • Webmail:
  • Email Support (IMAP)
  • Calendar Support (MAPI)
  • Contact Support (MAPI)
  • Global Address List Support (AD)
  • Other:
  • Improved exception management system
  • General bugfixing and improvements
  • UI, style and menu improvements
  • More responsive pages through partial AJAX updates

New in version 3.2 (September 20th, 2013)

  • New base distribution: Ubuntu 12.04.03 Long Term Support, featuring a new Linux 3.8 kernel and providing the last updates for all the packages and services managed by Zentyal
  • Unified style and usability across the GUI, featuring Drag and Drop support to move table rows, Single Click support to enable modules and their dependencies all together and icons!
  • Integration of the latest Samba 4.1 release
  • Completely new Users and Computers interface based on a Tree view, including support for multiple Organizational Units for some of the modules (Samba, Proxy, Mail, Zarafa)
  • New mode that allows to authenticate against an external Active Directory server
  • Initial GPO support for login/logout scripts (to be extended in next releases!)
  • New IPS module
  • L2TP support in the IPsec module
  • Faster Zentyal administration interface!
  • New headless (remote administration only) installation in the expert mode
  • Faster boot due to better management of daemons

New in version 3.2 RC1 (September 4th, 2013)

  • The Zentyal 3.2-rc1 comes with all the Zentyal Server 3.2 features and from now on, all the focus will be on bugfixing, polishing details and working on migration paths from Zentyal Server 3.0 to 3.2. This version includes all the bug fixes done since the last beta release together with the following improvements:
  • New base distribution: Ubuntu 12.04.03 (featuring a new Linux 3.8 kernel)
  • Unified style and usability across the GUI
  • Moreover, as announced in the Forum, the following modules have been moved to the contrib repositories in order to live up to our motto of being an easy-to-use Linux small business server:
  • PPTP
  • Virtualization
  • Thin clients
  • VoIP
  • The release date is approaching quickly (September 19th!) so it is more important than ever that you join the testing effort! To test this version, do a fresh installation of Zentyal 3.2-rc1 with Internet connection to make sure that the latest versions of the packages are downloaded. If you already have a Zentyal 3.1-2 installed, you can upgrade the full system by using the Software Management module or with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade in command line.

New in version 3.1 Beta (May 10th, 2013)

  • New IPS module
  • L2TP support in the IPsec module
  • Faster Zentyal administration interface!
  • New headless (remote administration only) installation in the expert mode
  • Faster boot due to better management of daemons

New in version 3.0-2 (March 19th, 2013)

  • This installer comes with a new compilation of packages, including all the bugfixes and Ubuntu system updates since the release of the previous 3.0-1 installer.
  • This 3.0-2 installer is based on the new Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, that was released last month and it comes with all the system updates and features a new Linux 3.5 kernel.

New in version 3.0-1 (December 21st, 2012)

  • This installer already includes the final Samba 4.0.0 package. Please read the current status of Samba4 in Zentyal server 3.0 (http://forum.zentyal.org/index.php/topic,13403.0.html).
  • It comes with improved UTF-8 support. This is specially useful for those who are not using Zentyal in English. Please note that if you are already experiencing issues with UTF-8, upgrading may not be enough and probably you need to reinstall the server in order to fix them.
  • This installer also allows to introduce your Zentyal account credentials since the beginning of the installation to automatically register your server.

New in version 3.0 (September 14th, 2012)

  • New distribution base: Ubuntu 12.04, providing new versions of all the packages and services managed by Zentyal.
  • Improved performance: there is now a global cache to speed up all the requests to the Redis configuration backend. Also, the MVC framework uses now a new model load system to save some CPU processing and to reduce memory usage.
  • Improved reliability: new locking and transactions systems have been developed to avoid any risk of data incoherences or corruptions.
  • Samba 4 integration: a full replacement of the Windows Server Active Directory, which allows Zentyal to join as additional controller of an existing AD Domain.
  • Kerberos integration: single authentication for HTTP Proxy, Mail and Zarafa groupware, in addition to File Sharing which is already provided by Samba.
  • New look & feel for the Web interface along with usability improvements.
  • New Master-Slave architecture: now it's easier than ever to synchronize your users between several Zentyal servers.
  • New UPS module:it helps to keep your server always up and running in case power outages.
  • New Thin Clients module using the popular LTSP software.
  • Reviewed HTTP Proxy with a simpler interface and improved filtering by time period.
  • Zarafa 7.1: a new version of the groupware suite featuring a new web interface, multi-domain support and web chat integration.
  • Support for advanced NAT rules in Firewall module