Zentyal 3.2 Beta | Zentyal 3.1-2 is available!

The Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce that Zentyal 3.1-2 (the final beta of Zentyal 3.2) is already available for testing on our Beta Downloads page! This is the last beta for the 3.1 development series: next stable Zentyal server version, Zentyal 3.2, will be published on September.

You can download the ISOs as usual from: www.zentyal.org/beta. This beta version can also be installed on any existing Ubuntu Server 12.04 using the instructions available in the Installation Guide.

Zentyal 3.1-2 is a development version and will become Zentyal 3.2 (next stable release) in September 2013. Until then we are doing bug-fixing and code polishing so Zentyal users can help testing new features and improvements.

Regarding the changes since the last 3.1-1 release, we want to highlight the following:

  • 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)
  • Initial GPO support for login/logout scripts (to be extended in next releases!)
  • General styles and usability improvement (including icons!)
  • Integration of the new Samba 4.1 RC1

So, it is testing time and we are looking forward to your feedback and bug reports through the Forum and Github! Please remember that Zentyal 3.1-2 is a beta version and it is not intended for production environments. Zentyal 3.2, the next stable release, will be public in September 2013. We greatly appreciate your help and efforts in testing this version to make Zentyal 3.2 the best release ever!

Zentyal 3.2 Highlights

Network Security

  • New IPS module
  • L2TP support in the IPsec module

Extended Samba integration

  • Integration of the new Samba 4.1 RC1
  • Grup Policy Object (GPO) support for login/logout scripts
  • External Active Directory (AD) authentication/Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Contacts and Distribution lists support
  • Multiple Organizational Unit (OU) support via Zentyal user interface (Samba, Proxy, Mail, Zarafa)
  • Completely new Users and Computers interface based on a Tree view

Improved user experience

  • Improved user interface responsiveness
  • Faster boot due to better daemons management
  • New headless (remote administration only) installation in the expert mode
  • Migration of the JavaScript framework from prototype to jQuery
  • Single Click support to enable modules and their dependencies all together
  • Drag and Drop support to move table rows
  • Page size on tables is now persistent according to user choice

Improved support in disaster recovery scenarios

  • MySQL backup

In addition to Zentyal 3.2, a new server release strategy is going to be published, allowing new features to enter community and commercial editions at faster pace.


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