The first prerelease for Bcfg2 1.4.0 is now available at:
Bcfg2 1.4.0pre1 is a prerelease, and contains many new features, including some that are backwards-incompatible with Bcfg2 1.3.x and earlier. Please read the release notes thoroughly. This is a prerelease and as such is not likely suitable for general production deployment. That said, please help us test the release in non- and preproduction environments.
Completely rewrote option parser
Many single character options now have long equivalents. Some subcommand interfaces (bcfg2-info, bcfg2-admin) have been reorganized to some degree. bcfg2-reports syntax is completely different.
Added new ACL plugin
Default ACLs only allow clients to perform bcfg2 client runs, and only permit bcfg2-admin xcmd calls from localhost. If you want to change this, you must enable the ACL plugin and configure your own ACLs.
Added genshi requirement for the server
Switch plugin to use StructFile instead of host- or group-specific XML files (this allows a single e.g. whitelist.xml file with <Group> tags)
You can convert your existing decisions using tools/upgrade/1.4/migrate_decisions.py.
Deprecated use of an explicit name attribute
You can convert your existing bundles using tools/upgrade/1.4/convert_bundles.py.
Deprecated .genshi bundles (use .xml bundles and specify the genshi namespace instead)
Added support for independent bundles (replaces the functionality of Base):
Added support for wildcard XIncludes
Add Solaris 11 IPS Package support
Add bcfg2-report-collector init script to debian package
Git VCS plugin enhancements
Removed deprecated plugins
Added option to periodically dump performance stats to logs
Added option to force server to wait until all FAM events are processed
Rewrote SSLCA as Cfg handler
Existing SSLCA installations will need to migrate to the new format using tools/upgrade/1.4/migrate_sslca.py.
Special thanks to the following contributors for this release
- Alexander Sulfrain
- Chris Brinker
- Duncan Hutty
- Jason Kincl
- John Morris
- Matt Schwager
- Michael Fenn
- Stéphane Graber
- Tim Laszlo