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ClearOS 7.1.0 Release Candidate 1 Release Information

Released: 24 September 2015

ClearOS 7.1.0 Release Candidate 1 is here! This release contains major improvements and insight to the eventual release of ClearOS 7 and replaces ClearOS 7.1.0 Beta 3 as the current running test release.

We are excited to add Samba Directory to the mix. Samba Directory allows for Active Directory equivalent functionality using ClearOS as your Directory Server. Simple user and group administration is available for Samba Directory in the usual places in ClearOS' Webconfig. If you comply with Microsoft's EULA for the tool, you can use Microsoft®'s Server administration tools to modify additional aspects of your Samba Directory including Group Policy Objects.

This beta is built using the new Koji build system. The change to this build system is needed now since it fundamentally changes some structure that we will need to have working smoothly throughout the 7.x release cycle. This new build system should be much more automated and integrated than the past system. As a consequence of this change, updates from Beta 2 to Beta 3 will require a change in the yum repo data and a performance of a dist-upgrade.

ClearOS version 7.1 introduces:

  • Samba 4, Directory (Microsoft® Active Directory Replacement)
  • New Google® Apps Connector
  • Updated Microsoft Active Directory Connector
  • IPv6 Ready
  • Streamlined Theme System
  • Dynamic Dashboard
  • Updated Antispam and Antivirus Engines
  • Updated IDS and IPS Engines
  • Event and Alert Notification Framework
  • Internationalization

New Upstream Features Include:

  • XFS and BTRFS Filesystem Support
  • Improved VM Support, including Microsoft Hyper-V

ClearOS 7 will feature a Community, Home, and Business version. All versions of ClearOS will install from the same install image. You will be required to select your version at the time of installation in the wizard.

Some of the new apps in the beta are NOT available via the Marketplace but can be installed via yum. Others are still in progress or not yet feature complete. You can find installation and app details further below.

If you have not already done so, please review the introduction to test releases.

Changes Since Beta 3

  • Improved webconfig usability
  • Added support for new repository management framework
  • Allow Community Edition a 30 day window to update to Business Edition
  • Ported and QC'd remaining apps in Marketplace to v7 with following exceptions:
    • Bandwidth viewer (Community contrib coming soon)
    • Bare Metal Backup and Restore (Community contrib coming soon)
    • ownCloud Community and Business Editions (coming soon)
    • SMART Monitor (Community contrib coming soon)
    • Static VPN, Home and Business (coming soon)
    • Transmission Bittorrent Client (Community contrib coming soon)

The full changelog can be found here:

Changes Since Beta 2

  • Samba 4 Directory (IMPORTANT!!)
  • Events System (IMPORTANT!!)
  • Process Viewer
  • Dropbox
  • Antimalware File Scan
  • Updated phpmyadmin

Known Issues

  • Updates from beta 2 require extra steps.
yum clean all
yum --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=clearos,clearos-updates,clearos-centos upgrade
yum clean all
yum upgrade


Please post your feedback in the ClearOS 7.1 Beta 3 Discussion Forum.


ISO Images

64-bit Full797 MB 12ec77c790aca6054f57df8d8f7e2257416e7e60cafc08e2d0d7ecb0cfae4cca
64-bit Net Install373 MB c95f812c8c72b47cbede4d505c13a0db53ce5cf3ab0f05fd4f64ae7f2c18c971

Virtual Machine and Cloud Images

Virtual Machine and Cloud Images are not available for this beta.

Upgrade from Earlier ClearOS Community 6.x Releases

There is no supported method yet from upgrading from ClearOS 6 to ClearOS 7. Additionally, the layout for Beta 3 is different due to the changes in the build system to Beta 2. Upgrades from Beta 2 require changes to the repo content and performance of a dist-upgrade. There may be support for migration of configuration backups.

content/en_us/announcements_releases_clearos_community_7.1.0_rc_1_release_information.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/06 07:39 (external edit)