Ebox 0.7.1 RC1 is out

February 6 2006

Categories: Releases

ebox 0.7.1-rc1 is out. It’s already downloadable from the usual place.

This is not just a maintenance release, as some new features have been added as well. Amongst them, the highly demanded support for PDC. Now your Windows users can authenticate against your ebox machine, use roaming profiles and so on.

To ease the process of installation we have tailored a Debian installer CD. It contains the ebox system base and all the available modules already on it. Now, it is easier than ever to install ebox.

Of course, it’s shipped with a bunch of bugfixes. This release is much more polished than the last 0.7. So, even though it’s officially a release candidate, this is the stable version and the one we recommend you install.

You can read a more detailed changelog below.

Changelog 0.7.1-rc1 “opgc release”

libebox

  • GUI improvements
  • Change “save changes” button color when are unsaved changes.

ebox

  • use Apache::Reload to reload modules when changed
  • GUI consistency (#12)

ebox-dhcp

  • Add search domain to options

ebox-dns

  • Allow TCP queries

ebox-network

  • New release

ebox-firewall

  • GUI fixes

ebox-usersandgroups

  • Add delObjectclass (useful for ldap clean actions)
  • Detect and recover when ldap connection is broken (#25)
  • Make EBox::Ldap a singleton class
  • Initial factoring

ebox-samba

  • Initial support for PDC
  • GUI improvements
  • Add update/clean actions to ebox-samba-ldap
  • Use EBox::LDAP singleton
  • Debian package fixes
  • Fetch SID from configuration file

ebox-mail

  • GUI improvements
  • Added queue management support
  • Use EBox::LDAP singleton
  • Added update/clean actions to ebox-mail-ldap

ebox-jabber

  • Fix errors on make install
  • Jabber add-on template is not shown when disabled (#16)
  • Fix i18n
  • Fix a bug which prevented jabber to be restarted properly
  • Use EBox::LDAP singleton
  • Fix issue with external connections (#31)

ebox-log

  • Use ignore_nonexistant to avoid issues with files removed suddenly. There was a problem when logrotate removed squid log fil

ebox-printers

  • GUI improvements

ebox-software

  • GUI improvements
  • Heavily reduced memory usage (esofttool rewritten in C++)
  • Fix serveral dependency handling problems

ebox-squid

  • Add support to configure banned extension list in dansguardian
  • GUI consistency

Ebox Platform release 0.7

November 30 2005

Categories: Releases

eBox Platform is an open source project to easily manage advanced network services. Project eBox has been developed by Warp Networks in
association with DBS Sistemas Informaticos.

eBox is not just a network tool. It is a complete development framework to extend its features to control any service you need. eBox platform is distributed under a dual licensing model: GPL version 2 and a comercial
license for those companies interested in.

Features in version 0.7:

  • Network interface management
  • Network objects
  • NTP server
  • DNS cache
  • DHCP server
  • Firewall
  • Web proxy
  • Content filter
  • Mail server
  • Automatic upgrade system
  • File sharing
  • Printer sharing
  • Instant messages service
  • Internacionalization
  • … and more!

Note that eBox is an advanced network services provider, so it’s intended
to be installed on a dedicated machine. eBox overwrites configuration for
some network services, so it’s not recommended to have them previously
configured (or their configuration could be lost).

Anyway, you can install it on a debian system, using eBox apt repository:

deb http://ebox-platform.com/debian/stable/ ebox/
deb http://ebox-platform.com/debian/stable/ extra/

Or you can test it without risk using our eBox Platform Live CD!

You can help in its development or modify eBox for your needs just checking
out eBox source code with:

svn co https://svn.warp.es/ebox-platform/trunk/

Please, submit your bugs to our trac system.

and finally, enjoy your eBox experience!