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[yast-devel] WebYaST for Appliance Toolkit 1.1 Beta2 released
  • From: Josef Reidinger <jreidinger@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 15:16:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <201007211516.06564.jreidinger@xxxxxxx>
WebYaST for Appliance Toolkit 1.1 Beta2 Release Notes

About WebYaST
=============

This is the first public release of WebYaST for Appliance Toolkit 1.1, combining
improved modules from the SP1 release with newly
developed functions.

WebYaST is a simple, easy to use, web-based administration tool
targeted at casual Linux administrators.

About this release
==================

WebYaST for Appliance Toolkit 1.1 is available as an repository during
appliance build.
Repository is in
http://dist.suse.de/ibs/SUSE:/SLE-11-SP1:/GA:/Products:/Test/standard/ (
internal only )

The WebYaST team has also made available a vmware demo appliance:
http://www.suse.de/~jreidinger/webyast/SLES_11_SP1__webyast.i686-0.0.1.vmx.tar.gz
(201MiB) (public available) (due to bug in studio it doesn't contain vmx, but
it is not mandatory)

This release includes the following modules
([*] == new module/function compared to SP1)

- Administrator
root password, forward mails to an external account

- Eula
display product EULA

- Mail
configure outgoing mail server

- Patch and update
show system patch status
update system
selective update

- Software repositories
manage software repositories

- Registration
register system against Novell Customer Center

- Users
manage local users

- Services
manage system services (/etc/init.d)
manage custom service

- Firewall
simple firewall configuration

- Network
simple network configuration
DNS, Hostname
Routing

- Status
display system health status (cpu, network, disk)
display system logs
navigation option in logfile viewer

- Time and date
configure time and date
can set hardware clock format (UTC/localtime)
can set Ntp server

- Roles Management [*]
allows create role, assign to the role permissions and assign role to user

- LDAP [*]
configure LDAP and get users from it

- ActiveDirectory [*]
configure users from activeDirectory

Known Bugs
==========

Please report bugs via
https://bugzilla.novell.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=WebYaST;format=guided

There are already a couple of bugs known for the release, the major
ones are:

- After configuration samba users yastws service must be restarted to refresh
user database (bnc#622897)
- missing module for kerberos configuration (common LDAP setup is to
authentificate againts Kerberos)
- Roles assigned to ActiveDirectory users is not applied (bnc#624243)
- Cannot install patches

Happy testing!

Your YaST teams,
--
Josef Reidinger
YaST team
maintainer of perl-Bootloader, YaST2-Repair, parts of webyast
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