wiki:ReleaseAnnouncement/1.3.0rc2
Last modified 9 years ago Last modified on 01/29/13 20:10:35

1.3.0 Release Candidate 2 Release Announcement

The second (and probably final) release candidate for Bcfg2 1.3.0 is now available at:

ftp://ftp.mcs.anl.gov/pub/bcfg

Bcfg2 1.3.0rc2 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.

There are two minor user-facing changes for users of previous 1.3.0 prereleases and release candidate:

RC2 is almost entirely a bug fix release over RC1. The following is a non-exhaustive list of fixes (and a few new features):

  • Added a managed uid/gid range for POSIXUser and POSIXGroup entries (http://docs.bcfg2.org/dev/client/tools/posixusers.html#managed-uid-gid-ranges)
  • Better logging from the Git plugin
  • Better build-time dependencies for Debian packages
  • Building docs is now possible without a network connection
  • NagiosGen bugfix for unused configurations
  • bcfg2-lint fixes:
    • Updated bcfg2-lint for SELinux and POSIX entries
    • Better default plugin list
  • Fixed systemd unit
  • Fixed use of default Path metadata from config file
  • Fixed use of Packages for yum repositories with no yum libraries
  • Various documentation fixes
  • ...and many other bug fixes

If this is your first foray into Bcfg2 1.3, you are strongly encouraged to read release notes for the preleases and previous release candidate: