TurnKey Linux's biggest release ever

Liraz Siri liraz at turnkeylinux.org
Wed Mar 4 14:56:39 GMT 2009

Hey guys,

We just finished updating the site for our most exciting and ambitious
batch of releases yet. The 2009.02 release, based on Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS,
features extensive improvements to usability, security and stability.
We've done a terrific amount of quality assurance on our end and blocked
the release until we had resolved every single bug and issue we found.


* New appliances since last announcement: Ruby on Rails, Mediawiki,
  Drupal6, LAPP stack, Django stack, MySQL, PostgreSQL, TurnKey Core
  (102MB) and Bootstrap (67MB)


* Rebuilt all appliances on top of TurnKey Core, the new common base for
  all software appliances, which is assembled from Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS

* Security enhancements: SSL support out of the box, regenerating
  crypographic keys at installation time, database password setting
  during installation.

* Usability improvements: phpMyAdmin included in all LAMP based
  appliances, also included many generically useful webmin modules and
  improved embedded documentation, configuration console support for
  systems with multiple NICs, and password-free login in live CD/demo

* Many bugfixes including one that fixes a potential breakage to the
  daily auto-updates mechanism.

Full details:


Link to blueprints for this release:


We got this far thanks to everyone in the Ubuntu community who tried out
the previous crop of beta appliances, especially those who gave us
feedback and encouragement on the forums. "Thanks guys!  Part of the
what's great about starting out small is that we've been able to keep up
with all comments and questions and personally respond to every single
one of them, even in the middle of a development cycle."


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