Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oz 0.8.0 released

(this is a little delayed; sorry about that)

I'm pleased to announce release 0.8.0 of Oz. Oz is a program for doing automated installation of guest operating systems with limited input from the user.

Release 0.8.0 is a (long overdue) bugfix and feature release for Oz. Some of the highlights between Oz 0.7.0 and 0.8.0 are:

  • Optional virtualenv make target

  • Conversion of unittests to py.test

  • Replace mkisofs with genisoimage

  • Debian package

  • Ability to change the root password for Debian installs

  • Add unittests for ozutil

  • Add some unittests for the Guest object

  • SSH tunnel (with SSL vhost) support for local repositories (mostly useful for imagefactory)

  • Add a new manpage for oz-examples

  • Make the output filename configurable with a command-line option to oz-install

  • Monitor both network and disk activity when looking for guest activity

  • Support for installing Ubuntu 11.10

  • Support for SSL certificates for repositories

  • Support for an optional version in the TDL

  • Support for installling Mandrake 9.1, 9.2, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2

  • Support for installing Mandriva 2006.0, 2007.0, 2008.0

  • Support for Ubuntu customization

  • Support for installing RHEL 6.2

A tarball of this release is available, as well as packages for Fedora-15. Instructions on how to get and use Oz are available at http://aeolusproject.org/oz.html

If you have any questions or comments about Oz, please feel free to contact aeolus-devel@lists.fedorahosted.org or me (clalancette@gmail.com) directly.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release through bug reports, patches, and suggestions for improvement.