Released: December 4, 2013
ClearOS Community 6.5.0 Beta 3 has arrived! Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, version 6.5.0 introduces Marketplace enhancements, a Network Detail Report, an Administrators app,Official Amazon EC2 Support, a Software RAID Manager,
Mail Archive,UPnP Support, an updated Web Server app, as well as new reporting features.
Some of the new apps in the beta are NOT available via the Marketplace but can be installed via yum. You can find installation and app details further below.
Changes Since Beta 2
Built from source code from upstream's 6.5 release
Added Cloud category to apps and menu system
Moved My Account to new top-level menu
Improved usability in some areas
Full changelog: Changelog - ClearOS 6.5.0 Beta 3
The following is a list of features coming in ClearOS Community 6.5.0.
Under the hood, some changes were made to support OwnCloud as well as web-based applications (Tiki Wiki, WordPress, Joomla, etc.). We are hoping to include a free version of the Network Map app available for the final release.
For businesses and organizations, ClearOS Professional 6.5.0 also includes:
The full changelog can be found here:
Virtual Machine and Cloud Images
Virtual Machine and Cloud Images are not available for this release.
To upgrade an existing system to ClearOS 6.5.0 Beta 3, you can run the following command:
yum --enablerepo=clearos-updates-testing upgrade
Beta Testing Details
The number of apps available in ClearOS can be a bit overwhelming. The ClearOS 6.5.0 release provides some new Marketplace features to help alleviate the situation. The Marketplace Install Wizard now provides 3 install options for getting through the app selection process:
For new users, there's a Feature Wizard that steps through various features in ClearOS.
For veteran users, the Category Wizard displays apps by category (Server, Network, System and Reports) for quickly selecting what's needed.
For MSPs and consultants, the Quick Select
option provides one-step recipes for deploying customer solutions.
In addition, there's a new Layout Manager that lets you choose how you want to view Marketplace apps (see screenshot below). We are still working through some usability issues in the entire install wizard, so feedback is certainly welcome.
Network Detail Report
The Network Detail Report provides a historical view of network traffic on a per IP/user basis. To install the app, run:
yum --enablerepo=clearos-updates-testing install app-network-detail-report
Updated Reporting Engine
The underlying reporting engine has been updated to support additional drill-down features as well as live charts. Known issues: