Zentyal 3.0 Beta | New Zentyal 2.3-2 beta installer available (Feature Freeze is ON)!

Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce that Zentyal 3.0 has now entered the feature freeze period, meaning that from now on the focus will be on polishing and bugfixing until the stable release will go out in September. To celebrate the feature freeze, a new beta installer (Zentyal 2.3-2) has been released, including new versions of most of the packages.

The new installer, for both 32- and 64-bit architectures, is available at the Beta Downloads page and the Zentayl Team is looking forward to receiving everyones’ feedback & bug reports, to release the first Zentyal 3.0 Release Candidate in a few weeks. Some of the highlights included in this new version are:

  • First version of the brand new HTTP proxy module, with a much simpler interface and improvements like now it is possible to apply different filter profiles on different time periods.
  • New features on Samba4, allowing to set administrator account or edit general settings without having to disable the module.
  • Several improvements in Firewall, OpenVPN and Captive Portal modules, featuring support for SNAT rules, MAC filtering and Captive Portal objects and services exceptions.
  • Jabber module now supports shared roster, vCards, STUN and Proxy configuration, and even integration with the Zarafa Webapp!
  • Changes are now saved in a dialog that disappears when the process has finished without redirecting the user to a different page. Also it blocks any action on the interface while saving the changes for safety reasons.
  • Support for confirmation dialogs at framework level that can be triggered with any action on the models.
  • Lots of other bugfixes and minor improvements!

If you have already a working Zentyal 2.3 installation, you can try upgrading, but it’s always safer to do a fresh install. It should be taken into account that specially the Proxy module has changed from top to bottom so it is necessary to reconfigure it. It should also be considered that this is a beta version, not intended for production environments, so you will find some rough edges, but with your feedback, we hope to fix them all very soon.

Happy testing!

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