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Koozali SME Server v11 2024-03-22 - view from the coalface

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Koozali SME Server v11 2024-03-22 - view from the coalface
« on: March 22, 2024, 01:28:41 PM »
So for all you excited people out there...... Latest progress.

Big step forward this week.

We finally managed to get all the new packages built on the new Koji build system.

There were lots of issues but Jean Philippe managed to wrestle them to the ground and get a submission from each :lol:

Once we had done that, Terry the Test grabbed a Rocky v8 base, added the repos, and installed the packages.

Voila! The first working Koozali SME v11 !!!!!! Well. Working......ish. :lol:

OK, it's a LONG way from an installable ISO so it isn't for the faint hearted and a hugely manual job, but the fundamentals are there to start some testing.

Next steps are tidying up a mountain of lose ends, broken bits etc before we can beat it into an ISO.

There are several new toys that we are looking at. Amongst other bits:

New server-manager
Moving to a new DNS system - the current is very old and unsupported
Adding Letsencrypt certificates to the server-manager
Adding some DNF support

Stuff we'd like to change but can't as it will take a lot of effort - pencilled for Koozali SME v12:

Replacing the mail system with postfix
New firewall
IPv6 support (this is a huge task as it touches so many pieces - notes here and please have a look https://wiki.koozali.org/IPv6 and talk to us on Rocket for more information on testing)

Anyway, there is progress. How much we will make before Cent 7 is EOL I do not know. We are very few. We all have lives and families, and some of us even have jobs....

Please don't complain if things aren't built when you want them. This is a community. It is the responsibility of everyone in it, not just a few.

So come and do your bit to help. We have had lots ask to come and talk on Rocket over a few years, but very few do anything.

We'll get it built faster with your help.

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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 v11 2024-03-22 - view from the coalface
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2024, 06:49:36 PM »
...
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 v11 2024-03-22 - view from the coalface
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2024, 11:39:57 PM »
anyone who does have a play, just kleep in mind these words from from JP in another place

"we do not mirror sme11 yet. we are working around the new buildsys for sme11. rpm are yet to get signed and organized in dedicated repo. for the moment and pre alpha testing we only use the build repo"

Its coming along, the more that dip a toe the better just dont get discouraged just now, the pace of dev compared to 9 and 10 is streets ahead :-)

Bugzilla is place to keep an eye on as well, eg  https://bugs.koozali.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12518
« Last Edit: March 22, 2024, 11:42:43 PM by TerryF »
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