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Koozali SME Server 10 RC 1 Release Notes "Justine"

These are draft only and are in a constant state of update.

23 Mar 2021

The Koozali SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 10 RC 1 which will be the next major release of SME Server. Code named "Justine"

This release is based on CentOS 7. CentOS 7.# has an EOL of 30 June 2024.

Koozali SME Server users should not upgrade production servers to this. Those with test servers are encouraged to load the release to a dedicated test machine and take part in the testing phase.

Some notes on Koozali SME Server 10 can be found at https://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server_10.0_Development

How to install SME Server 10 RC 1

(taken from the SME Server 10 RC 1 forum)

Here are some general instructions:

1. Install the current RC iso - smeserver-10.0.xxxxx-x86_64.iso

2. Run a

 Code: 
 yum update
 (DO NOT enable any repos)

There are updates awaiting, upstream and our own, on occasion ie very very rarely smeserver-yum may also need updating first, it may be in smeupdates-testing or updates, so a heads-up: a quick look under the hood can save a world of grief!

3. Make sure to post-upgrade/reboot, this always gets you to the start line.

For more see https://forums.contribs.org/index.php/topic,54347.0.html

SME10 Roadmap - RC 1 https://wiki.contribs.org/SME10_Roadmap#SME_10_RC_1

Bug reports and reports of potential bugs should be raised in the bug tracker (and only there, please);

    https://bugs.koozali.org/

Copy of release notes may be found here: https://lists.contribs.org/pipermail/updatesannounce/2021-March/

We run a Rocket Chat instance where we discuss development among other things. It is closed to general registration, but please ask for a login in the forums. Anyone can come and talk to us and find out to how to help test.


The Koozali SME Server project

The Koozali Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that governs the open source Koozali SME Server project. Koozali SME Server is a stable, secure and easy to use/manage linux server that provides common server functionalities out of the box. Many open source contributions are available that can extend the default server functionality making Koozali SME Server an even more powerful and flexible business server solution. Thousands of Koozali SME Severs have been deployed as real or virtual servers and in the cloud to serve many small to medium enterprises, and this number is growing day by day. The Koozali SME Server is free to use but it takes a lot of effort and money to develop, make, and maintain. We therefore ask you for your considerations.

Volunteering

Koozali Foundation Inc. together with its community hosted at https://contribs.org is a collaborative effort of volunteers. You too can contribute to the development and continuity of the Koozali SME Server project as described on our volunteering page. Everybody is welcome to join the already 4000+ member contribs.org community and can contribute with any skill set.

Financial donations

You can also show your support by making financial donations. The preferred way to make financial donations is using the donate option in the forums. You are free to choose any amount and frequency, being monthly, yearly or only once. The benefit of donating through your forums account is that your forum user name will receive a badge, showing your donation status. If you do not have a forum account, you can create one, or select the below PayPal option to make your donations.

Commercial usage

Organizations that use Koozali SME Server for their business, provide professional services related to SME Server or in any other way benefit commercially from the Koozali SME Server project, are kindly requested to consider regular financial donations that reflect their business benefits.

Koozali Foundation Inc. is happy to supply an invoice for any donations received. For more information on invoicing please send a mail to treasurer@koozali.org.

Thank you for your considerations and support!

Download

You can download SME Server 10 from https://mirror.koozali.org/smeserver/releases/testing/10/ or for other methods see https://wiki.koozali.org/SME_Server:Download

Please note it may take up to 48 hours for mirrors to finish syncing, during this time you may experience problems.

About SME Server

SME Server is a leading Linux distribution for small and medium enterprises. SME Server is brought to you by Koozali Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation that exists to provide marketing and legal support for SME Server.

SME Server is freely available under the GNU General Public License and is only possible through the efforts of the SME Server community.

However, the availability and quality of SME Server is dependent on meeting our expenses, such as hosting costs, server hardware, etc.

As such, we ask for a donation to offset costs and fund further development.

a) If you are a school, a church, a non-profit organisation or an individual using SME Server for private purposes, we would appreciate you to contribute within your means toward the costs associated with hosting, maintenance and development.

b) If you are a company or an integrator and you are deploying SME Server in the course of your work to generate revenue, we expect you to make a donation commensurate with the level of revenue you generate and the number of servers your have in the field. Please, help the project

Please visit https://wiki.koozali.org/Donate to donate.

Koozali Inc is happy to supply an invoice for any donations received, simply email treasurer at koozali.org

Notes

In-place upgrades are not supported. It is necessary to backup and then restore. (Remember, testing purpose only),

Restore of a sme9 console or workstation backup is now fully supported, there are cautions to be aware of and followed.

Single disk install no longer creates a degraded Raid1 array, Two or more disks will be created as a Raid1-6 array, see wiki https://wiki.contribs.org/Raid

The spare handling for RAID arrays is now implemented.

Support for further Raid configuration on install is now implemented - see wiki

New Server-Manager Framework, Mojolicious, is now well on the way to full implementation

USB installs are once again fully supported, Note: it is important to use proposed apps to create the boot media See: https://wiki.koozali.org/Install_From_USB

Netinstall is once again fully supported, additional repos easily added

Install to a system supporting a UEFI BIOS is also now fully supported

Console backup, and workstation backup to removable storages is now fully supported.

A plethora of other under-the-hood changes, too numerous to list.

The work that has gone into getting SME 10 to this stage has been enormous, an attempt to list and detail the work that has been done in recent months would not do justice to the effort contributed by the following,

thank you one and all:

Jean Phillipe Pialasse
Michel Begue
Brian Read
Catton Durbrow
Chris Sansom-Ninnes
Jean-pierre Odion
Zsolt Vasarhelyi
John Crisp

There have also been many others who have done what they can, thank you.

The changes that have been implemented to ensure the Koozali SME Server way is fully implemented have been far reaching, far too many to try and list, suffice to say long live "Justine".

Major changes in this release:

This release is based on CentOS 7.#

Changes in this release see above and below, too much to list

General features Based on CentOS 7.9.2009 and all available updates

A copy of the release notes may be found here: https://lists.contribs.org/pipermail/updatesannounce/2021-March/