Released: September 22, 2011
If you do not want to read these release notes (you should!), please at least read the following two bullet items:
The ClearOS Enterprise 6.1.0 beta 1 release is here! The focus of this release is to start the process of creating a stable base system: installer, RPM packages, users, groups, system tools, LDAP, network, firewall, framework, and Marketplace. At the same time, we will start rolling out more apps like Web Proxy and Web Access Control found in this beta 1 release.
For those of you who have followed beta releases in the past, this one is a bit rough compared to our usual betas. Some of the known issues:
<note>If you have not already done so, please review the introduction to test releases.</note>
So what can you expect in the final release of ClearOS Enterprise 6? Along with updating the base system built on source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1) 6.1, this release includes the following major changes. Please note: these features will be rolled out during the alpha/beta phase.
The Alpha 2 release is basically the old Alpha 1 snapshot, but with the following changes:
For end users, the Marketplace, the fast web interface engine and usability improvements are the highlights of this release. The Marketplace is up and running and a small set of apps can be installed.
For developers, the new ClearOS App Framework is now stable and ready for use. Whether you want to develop a free tool or a paid app, the environment for building new features for ClearOS is much improved.
The apps in Enterprise Alpha 1 may seem like an odd mix, but these were selected to provide a broad cross section of underlying base operating system components.
Please post your feedback in the ClearOS Development and Test Release Forum.