[Announce] Foreman 1.2.0-RC2 available

The Foreman team brings you another Friday release: Foreman 1.2.0-RC2.

The RPM support is now up to par on EL6 x86_64, with full Passenger
support, MySQL support and a targeted SELinux policy. If you're already
running 1.1 and would like to test it out, now's a good time to upgrade!

We've also added the latest translations for German, Spanish and French
in from our Transifex project (about 50% complete). Thanks to all of
our translators. https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/foreman/

Key features:

  • Discovery plugin support
  • BMC and IPMI support
  • Internationalization (German, Spanish, French) new
  • SPICE HTML5 support
  • SELinux targeted support new
  • PostgreSQL by default
  • Puppet runs via MCollective
  • Experimental APIv2 with Puppet class support
  • Security fixes (see earlier e-mail) new

Full release notes:

New fixes since RC1, excluding fixes for regressions:

==== Packages ====
Quickstart instructions are here:

Upgrade instructions specifically for EL6 are here, which needs a couple
of Passenger config changes (scroll down a bit):

Package repos are available here:
http://yum.theforeman.org/rc/el6/x86_64/ (now GPG signed)
http://deb.theforeman.org/ ("rc" component)

Puppet modules for foreman-installer also available here:

Tarballs available here:

==== Known issues ====
** JSON package doesn't install on Debian 7 (Wheezy) **
Workaround: install ruby1.9.1-dev before running the installer
(Bug #2557: Debian Wheezy RC1 can miss the ruby1.9.1-dev dependency - Packaging - Foreman)

** Error after upgrade: ArgumentError (dump format error (user class))
Workaround: clear your browser cookies

All other bugs still targeted for Foreman 1.2:

==== Reporting issues ====
Please report issues found in Foreman 1.2 in redmine and set "Target
Version" to 1.2 on new bugs.

Foreman: Foreman
Proxy: Foreman
SELinux: Foreman

Existing bug reports are listed here:

The new foreman-debug script can be used to collect and provide
information about your setup, and the result attached to bug reports:

We hope you enjoy the release!

ยทยทยท -- Dominic Cleal Red Hat Engineering