Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

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Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by tor » 12 Nov 2010, 09:30

Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0
This is a new major upgrade. The upgrade is available both as a firmware upgrade and a new install image.

How to upgrade
To upgrade a running system, make sure you don't have any activities running such as uploads, downloads, print jobs etc. Then log in as admin in web-ui. Choose "settings" menu entry. Choose "Update" in the sub menu. Press the "Update" button.

Since the update service depends on root access to the MySQL database, if you have changed the default password the update will fail. If it has been changed, run the update from the command line. Default options should be ok, but you need to provide your MySQL root password.

Install
To (re)install a system please read the manual, section "INSTALLING & REINSTALLING SOFTWARE".

New features and major changes
  • I18N the UI now supports multiple languages. For now English and German is available.
  • Easyfind upgraded to a real DNS service. This means that all services is available under the registered name. (Before only HTTP(S) worked via the registered name)
    • Note that the new domain for B3 is myownb3.com and you have to register again to use this.
Beyond this numerous bug fixes and upgrades has been made on the base operating system, user interface and album application.

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by DanielM » 12 Nov 2010, 12:35

Thanks for the update!
Just one small question:

I did the update from terminal using apt-get dist-upgrade. I got a question from the package sysv-rc if I want to move over to dependancy based booting. Answered no for the time being. Would it be a good idea to activate this on my B3?

And also I'd like to notice that for me the update activated printing (cups), which was deactivated. So for other users, if you don't want printing there might be a good idea to check the services in the web admin after upgrading.

/Daniel

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by RandomUsername » 12 Nov 2010, 12:37

Will the new EasyFind service be rolled out for previous versions of the Bubba server?

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by pcrene » 13 Nov 2010, 05:09

Hello Tor,

Can i be at service for the dutch translations?

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by Cheeseboy » 13 Nov 2010, 06:35

Hi,

After updating using the web interface I noticed this in /var/log/mail.log:
Nov 12 23:01:07 b3 postfix/sendmail[3098]: fatal: open /etc/postfix/main.cf: Permission denied

It seems the update has changed the permissions:
-rw------- 1 root www-data 2013 Nov 12 22:58 main.cf

Cheers,

Cheeseboy

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by Ubi » 13 Nov 2010, 08:44

yes this file should be 644 instead. Securing this file is not usefull since the postconf command gives the same data anyway, and there rarely is anything valuable in that file

ubi

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by Cheeseboy » 13 Nov 2010, 09:07

Sorry, should have mentioned that I fixed it. I just wanted to bring it to Excito's attention.

Cheers,

Chesseboy

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by DanielM » 13 Nov 2010, 09:35

Cheeseboy wrote:Sorry, should have mentioned that I fixed it. I just wanted to bring it to Excito's attention.
Same thing here. Thanks for the heads up!

/Daniel

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by yooakim » 14 Nov 2010, 13:19

Thanks for the update.

I did the update via the web interface. Now all I have is:

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Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@localhost and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Apache/2.2.16 (Debian) Server at b3 Port 80
I can login using PuTTY but the web interface is down.

Any ideas what I should do?

/Joakim

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by DanielM » 14 Nov 2010, 13:24

yooakim wrote:I can login using PuTTY but the web interface is down.

Any ideas what I should do?
Feels like some part of the upgrade went wrong. I think first thing I'd try would be an "apt-get dist-upgrade" (as root) and see what happens.

Maybe also simply try restarting apache (/etc/init.d/apache2 restart) could help?

/Daniel

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by yooakim » 14 Nov 2010, 13:28

Thanks,

I did check the apt-get update and apt-get upgrade.

Did a re-boot and now it works fine.

Weird...

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by DanielM » 14 Nov 2010, 13:29

pcrene wrote:Can i be at service for the dutch translations?
I think the best place to start would be in /usr/share/web-admin/admin/views/default/i18n/, seems like the translation specific stuff resides there. I haven't been digging any deeper in how you add new languagees to the interface though.

Quite interesting also to see that the swedish translation is partly finished :D

/Daniel

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by DanielM » 14 Nov 2010, 13:31

yooakim wrote:Thanks,

I did check the apt-get update and apt-get upgrade.

Did a re-boot and now it works fine.

Weird...
Good to hear. My personal opinion is that it feels safer to do upgrades from the shell, you're more in control there. But of course it's a shame to not use Excitos beautiful web gui :D

/Daniel

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by DanielM » 14 Nov 2010, 14:11

DanielM wrote:
pcrene wrote:Can i be at service for the dutch translations?
I think the best place to start would be in /usr/share/web-admin/admin/views/default/i18n/, seems like the translation specific stuff resides there. I haven't been digging any deeper in how you add new languagees to the interface though.
Ok, I've cracked this one now :D

If you start with copying some of the other directories in /usr/share/web-admin/admin/views/default/i18n/ and preferrably call the copy nl for dutch and then just edit the description.ini as fitting, you'll have the new language tho coose from in the web interface.

If you change the line status="official" to status="user" your new language will end up under "User contributed languages" in the interface, so obviously Excito is working on possibility for users to contribute with their own languages.

Oh. You'll need to translate some other stuff in the directory as well. Guess that's where it comes in handy if you talk the language in question :D

/Daniel

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.0

Post by pcrene » 14 Nov 2010, 15:51

hello Daniel,

I would like to do it the correct way, so with the cooperation of Excito.

I am used to translating software to the dutch language as Bosch does all translation first in english.

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