Released: June 4, 2010
If you do not want to read these release notes (you should!), please at least read the following two bullet items:
For those wanting to run a ClearOS 5.2 test build in a real world environment, please wait for the beta release next week. This alpha release is just a sneak preview.
<note>If you have not already done so, please review the introduction to test releases.</note>
The ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Alpha 1 release is here! Along with updating the base system to CentOS 5.5, this release adds several administrator tools. In addition, the release provides improved integration with third party mail services; notably Google Apps and Zarafa.
In addition, the following features are in the pipeline
Please post your feedback in the ClearOS Development and Test Release Forum.
Webconfig Menu: <navigation>Directory|Setup|Password Policies</navigation>
This feature is mostly functional in the alpha, but there are some rough edges. If you do not see the password policy engine in the menu system, you can install the module with yum install app-password-policies
Webconfig Menu: <navigation>Reports|Network|Network Traffic</navigation>
The network traffic analyzer gives you a view into what is going on at the network level. This can be a handy administrator tool for:
To install the traffic analyzer, run yum install app-jnettop
Webconfig Menu: <navigation>Directory|Accounts|Users</navigation>
Mail aliases are now part of the ClearOS Directory (LDAP). Why is this a “Good Thing”? With mail aliases in the Directory, it is possible to integrate alternative mail solutions including Google Apps (to be released later this year) and Zarafa. You can manage these aliases through the usual User Manager found in webconfig. The adjacent screenshot shows two aliases for username tim: