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Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 5 Release Announcement

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Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 5 Release Announcement
« on: June 17, 2020, 10:23:45 PM »
Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 5 Release Announcement

These are draft only and are in a constat state of update.
17 Jun 2020

The Koozali SME Server development team is pleased to announce the
release of SME Server 10 Alpha 5 which will be the next major release of
SME Server.

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
release but those who can are encouraged to load the alpha to a
dedicated test machine and take part in the testing phase.

Some notes on Koozali SME Server 10 can be found at

SME10 Roadmap - Alpha 5

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

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 long established 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)

The spare handling for RAID arrays is not yet implemented.

USB installs are now fully supported, note apps to create the bootable USB, see:

Netinstall is now fully supported

Install to a UEFI system is now fully supported

Handling of USB drives for back anbd restore from the console is now

A kickstart script gives access to go through the graphical installation process.

If your disk is not empty, you will need to use the Anaconda interface
to format it and partition it. If it is empty all is automatic. You will only
have to set your root password only in the Koozali SME server
configuration process.

Major changes in this release This release is based on CentOS 7

See full Release Notes at

General features - Based on CentOS 7.8.# and all available updates

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

Thank you one and all:

Jean Phillipe Pialasse
Michel Begue
Brian Read
Catton Durbrow
Chris Sansom-Ninnes
John Crisp

there have also been many others who have done what they can, thank you:
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Re: Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 5 Release Announcement
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 10:52:23 AM »
You missed yourself Terry Fage, without whose rinse and repeat installation testing this would never have been finished.
1. Read the Manual
2. Read the Wiki
3. Don't ask for support on Unsupported versions of software
4. I have a job, wife, and kids and do this in my spare time. If you want something fixed, please help.

Bugs are easier than you think: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help

If you love SME and don't want to lose it, join in: http://wiki.contribs.org/Koozali_Foundation

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Re: Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 5 Release Announcement
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 12:54:11 PM »
Nice to see the work is going on.... congratulations mates
See http://wiki.contribs.org/Koozali_Foundation
irc : Freenode #sme_server #sme-fr

!!! Please write your knowledge to the Wiki !!!

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Re: Koozali SME Server 10 Alpha 5 Release Announcement
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 01:54:13 PM »
Nice to see the work is going on.... congratulations mates

:-) look for the day I post a SME 11 announcement, that is on the back burner as we speak :-)
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