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ClearOS Community 6 Released

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ClearOS Community 6 has arrived!  A lot of time, resources and development have gone into making ClearOS the best next generation small business server and gateway.  The underlying framework was redesigned to make it easy create new and innovative apps.  The new Marketplace now provides a quick way to install both open source and paid apps.  There's also 64-bit support, a shiny new graphical installer, improved usability, better VM support, a modernized build system, and the migration to the latest upstream 6.x version.  Whew.

We stepped back, improved the architecture and software, and are now ready to bring you a slew of new apps in 2012.  Here's what to expect in just the next few weeks:

  • Zarafa Community and Small Business Edition (beta testing starts next week!)
  • Wireless Support
  • Reporting
  • Media Server

We would like to thank the entire community for the hard work, feeback and testing.  Once again, ClearOS would not be possible without a vibrant community behind it.  Thank you, and then thank you again!  There's no need to wait, go ahead and install it today:

We would also like mention that ClearOS Professional 6 is now available.  Along with the improved underlying ClearOS platform, the following new paid apps are available in the Professional Edition:
  • Active Directory Connector
  • Google Apps Synchronization
  • Account Synchronization (Master/Slave)
  • Antimalware Premium powered by Kaspersky

An announcement on the Professional release will be made shortly.

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  • Antispam Updates is the same price as in 5.2. Mail Antispam itself is free (just to clarify!).

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  • Great work for the ClearFoundation Teams
    Cant wait for testing the Mail Stack.
    Is the subcription for Mail Antispam still same price like in 5.2 ?

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  • Congratulations for your work.

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  • The mail stack (Zarafa, SMTP, Mail Antispam, Mail Antivirus) will be made available this month. In fact, a public test of about 10 mail stack apps should be available this week. And everything that was a free app in version in 5.2 is still a free app in version 6!

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  • There's no SMTP Server On ClearOS Community 6 ... ? I haven't founded on marketplace too, is not free again like on ClearOS 5.2 ..?

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  • Upgrades from 5.2 are not available at this time. An announcement on this topic will be made in the next few months.

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  • Is there a yum update command I can issue to upgrade from 5.2?

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  • Ok, gotcha! I had always done a yum -y update immediately after completing the install on CoS 5 systems, then finished the wizard.

    CoS 6 is looking great so far.

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  • Sorry about that. That was an ugly hack to get around an annoying yum caching issue. We'll remove it in the next release. For now, going through the install wizard is a *requirement*. Even without the upgrade hack, the wizard is still recommended. There are a bunch of configuration values (e.g. domain) that populate various apps will save configuration/administration time down the road.

    In the install wizard, there's an opportunity to upgrade to Professional. At that point, the proper yum repos were dropped in and the upgrade would continue. For some reason, we couldn't make this reliable - yum would sometimes just ignore the new repo file(?). As a temporary workaround, the Professional repo file is there at install and then removed after registration. Not ideal of course, but it works reliably.

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  • Don't mean to rain on any parades here, but I downloaded the Community edition and installed updates via the command line. I wasn't watching closely enough, my fault, and the updates installed converted the Community Edition to Professional.

    Nice touch. :-(

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