Released: October 16, 2013
ClearOS Professional 6.5.0 Beta 2 has arrived! Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, version 6.5.0 introduces Marketplace enhancements for quick deployments, QoS, Network Mapping, a Network Detail Report, an Administrators Control app,Official Amazon EC2 Support, a Software RAID Manager, Mail Archive, an updated Web Server app, as well as new reporting features.
In addition, you can start testing ClearOS Samba 4 support! For details, see Samba 4 / Samba Directory (Beta).
Some of the new apps in the beta are NOT available via the Marketplace but can be installed via yum. You can find installation and app details further below.
The following is a list of features coming in ClearOS Professional 6.5.0.
Under the hood, some changes were made to support OwnCloud as well as web-based applications (Tiki Wiki, WordPress, Joomla, etc.). The full changelog can be found here:
Please post your feedback in the ClearOS Development and Test Release Forum.
Virtual Machine and Cloud Images are not available for this beta.
To upgrade an existing system to ClearOS 6.5.0 Beta 2, you can run the following command:
yum upgrade yum --enablerepo=clearos-updates-testing,clearos-professional-testing upgrade
The number of apps available in ClearOS can be a bit overwhelming. The ClearOS 6.5.0 release provides some new Marketplace features to help alleviate the situation. The Marketplace Install Wizard now provides 3 install options for getting through the app selection process:
In addition, there's a new Layout Manager that lets you choose how you want to view Marketplace apps (see screenshot below). We are still working through some usability issues in the entire install wizard, so feedback is certainly welcome.
The Network Detail Report provides a historical view of network traffic on a per IP/user basis. To install the app, run:
yum --enablerepo=clearos-updates-testing install app-network-detail-report
The Administrators app allows you to delegate access to certain apps. The app is available in Marketplace. The app still needs some polish, notably:
The underlying reporting engine has been updated to support additional drill-down features as well as live charts. Known issues: