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The last Zentyal beta installer (2.1-2) available!

Hi fellow Zentyal users,

We’re glad to announce the availability of a new beta installer, Zentyal 2.1-2! Please note that this is the last beta version: from July to September we’ll publish a series of release candidate versions and in September the next stable release (Zentyal 2.2), will see daylight.

This installer contains all the improvements and bugfixes done since the release of the previous beta installer (2.1-1 ), but it also comes with the first previews of three fully new modules: PPTP, Captive Portal and VM Management. Please note that these modules are still under development and they may be in alpha status. No need to say that the modules are not intended for production environments, but we wanted to make them available ASAP in order to start getting feedback from you.

You can download the new installer for 32 and 64 bit architectures from our Beta Downloads page [0]. You can also install the 2.1 packages on an existing Ubuntu Server 10.04 following the instructions at our Installation Guide [1]. Users who already have a 2.1 installation, don’t need to use the installer, just make sure to upgrade to the latest versions of all the available packages.

A quick note about the VM Management module:

We have developed two different backends to manage VirtualBox and KVM. KVM is going to be the default option, but the development of the VirtualBox backend is more advanced. If you want to test it, just remove the libvirt package and install the virtualbox package (sudo apt-get remove libvirt-bin && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose).

Please remember again that 2.1 is a beta version and it is not intended for production environments. As usual, if you have a spare testing server or a VM, you can help us a lot by reporting any problem you encounter or simply by giving any feedback or ideas. With your collaboration and help, we have no doubt that 2.2 will be the best Zentyal release ever!

[0] http://www.zentyal.org/beta
[1] http://trac.zentyal.org/wiki/Document/Documentation/InstallationGuide

Best regards,


José Antonio Calvo – Product Manager
jacalvo@zentyal.com 

The Linux small business server
www.zentyal.com

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