Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of ReleaseAnnouncement/1.3.0rc1


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  • ReleaseAnnouncement/1.3.0rc1

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     1= 1.3.0 Release Candidate 1 Release Announcement = 
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     3The first release candidate for Bcfg2 1.3.0 is now available at: 
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     5ftp://ftp.mcs.anl.gov/pub/bcfg 
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     7Bcfg2 1.3.0rc1 is a release candidate, and should be representational of the final 1.3.0 release.  The code is quite stable at this point, but this remains a release *candidate*, so please consider carefully whether or not it is suitable for production deployment at your site.  Please help us test the release wherever you can, including production and non-production environments. 
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     9There is one major user-facing change for users of previous 1.3.0 prereleases: 
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     11  * SELinux entries have been reworked.  Instead of all using the ''SELinux'' tag, with different ''type'' attributes, they each use their own tag now.  The new entry style is documented at http://docs.bcfg2.org/dev/server/plugins/generators/rules.html#selinux-entries 
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     13The following is a non-exhaustive list of new features and fixes: 
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     15  * Built-in support for managing POSIX users and groups (http://docs.bcfg2.org/dev/server/plugins/generators/rules.html#posixuser-tag) 
     16  * Built-in support for generating SSH keys (http://docs.bcfg2.org/dev/server/plugins/generators/cfg.html#ssh-keys) 
     17  * SSLCA improvements 
     18    * Support for Group and Client tags in cert.xml and key.xml (http://docs.bcfg2.org/dev/server/plugins/generators/sslca.html#cert-xml) 
     19    * Support for explicitly specifying subjectAltNames for certificates (http://docs.bcfg2.org/dev/server/plugins/generators/sslca.html#element:subjectAltName) 
     20  * Cheetah and Genshi templates now get nearly identical variable sets 
     21  * Templates now have an additional variable, 'repo', which holds the repository root 
     22  * Svn plugin supports conflict resolution 
     23  * Various documentation improvements 
     24  * Debugging improvements: Reporting Transports and FAM backends are debuggable, others 
     25  * More unit test coverage 
     26  * Many, many bug fixes 
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     28If this is your first foray into Bcfg2 1.3, you are strongly encouraged to read release notes for the prereleases: 
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     30  * [wiki:ReleaseAnnouncement/1.3.0pre1] 
     31  * [wiki:ReleaseAnnouncement/1.3.0pre2]