update on eBox status
I will take a look at this soon.
On Feb 11, 2008 9:30 AM, Javier Uruen Val <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Just a few lines to let you know the status on the eBox platform front.
> I've been working to make eBox comply with the Debian packaging policy.
> I'm going to try summarise the changes we have made to achieve so.
> From the packaging point of view we have stripped out a lot of code from the
> maintainer scripts. Now they are way simpler.
> I have done a lot of changes in the framework to deal with this:
> - eBox modules are not enabled by default. The only thing which is enabled by
> default is the web interface. The other modules have to be enabled explicitly
> by the user.
> - When a module is enabled, the user is prompted with a modal window where
> she/he is told the actions and file modifications that eBox needs to perform
> to enable the module. In case the user accepts to go ahead, we perform the
> actions and file modifications. For every file we have to modify we store a
> MD5 digest.
> - When saving changes, that is when the user configuration is translated into
> modifications of configuration files, we compute a MD5 digest for every
> single file which is going to modify, in case we detect that a file has been
> modified manually we prompt the user to confirm if he wants to overwrite the
> file or keep it.
> If you want to see how that works now I have recorded a screencast 
> These are the modules which have been already modified with the above changes:
> - ebox-services
> - ebox-objects
> - ebox-network
> - ebox-firewall
> - ebox-usersandgroups (LDAP)
> - ebox-samba (Samba + PDC)
> - ebox-printers (Samba + CUPS)
> You can find the above modules here .
> During today I will probably have the following modules ready:
> - ebox-squid (Squid + Dansguardian)
> - ebox-dhcp
> - ebox-dns
> - ebox-ca
> - ebox-openvpn
> - ebox-trafficshaping
> I do not think we can have the following modules ready:
> - ebox-mail
> - ebox-mailfilter
> - ebox-jabber
> - ebox-soap
> So just a few days before the FF, do you guys think that we have time to
> upload the new packages?
>  http://people.warp.es/~javi/hardy-ebox/
>  http://people.warp.es/~javi/ebox-hardy.ogg
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