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Fundraising for Zentyal 2.2
We have now published the roadmap for the next stable Zentyal release (Zentyal 2.2), that will be released in September 2011. Unfortunately, as always, there were many new cool features that Zentyal users, community members and ourselves had proposed and that had to be left out due to simple fact that Zentyal Development Team's resources are limited.
However, instead of just resigning ourselves to this, we have decided to launch fundraising campaigns for four new features that Zentyal users have demanded and we have found interesting. If the campaigns succeed, we will be able to assign more development resources to these new features and include them to Zentyal 2.2!
The candidate features are: Captive Portal, Thin Clients (LTSP Integration), Periodic Tasks management (cron) and IPv6 support. You can find the details of each feature below, as well as a link to donate to each feature via Pledgie. As soon as the donations start coming in, these will be shown in the donation bar (badge) next to the feature so from time to time you can check how your favorite feature is doing!
If you have any further questions about the campaigns, please leave them in this Forum thread.
This new module will allow to enforce clients in the Zentyal network to authenticate first in a special login page in order to browse Internet normally.
Thin Clients (LTSP Integration)
Periodic Tasks management
This core feature will allow the administrator to define cron tasks from a simple and intutive interface, integrated in the Zentyal UI, without need of editing crontab files.
The interface will allow specify for each job:
- Enable or disable it
- Day of the Week (multi-selection Mon..Sun widget).
- Time (Fixed time, every X hours, every X minutes).
- Day of the Month (multi-selection 1..31 widget).
- Month (multi-selection 1..12 widget).
- Script to execute (the script could be typed in-line or refer to the path to a existing one).
Help to add IPv6 support in Zentyal server! Many Zentyal server users have asked us, the Zentyal Development Team, to develop this feature for the next stable Zentyal release (Zentyal 2.2), that will be released in September 2011. Currently IPv6 support is not a top priority and it is not included in the roadmap, but if we manage to raise 12.000€ (US $15,600) before May 12th, we can get more resources to focus on the development and include it in Zentyal 2.2.
IPv6 support will include:
- Full network IPv6 support: interfaces, gateways, DNS, routing, multigateway rules, static routes, etc.
- IPv6 specific features like IPv4-IPv6 tunneling and network autoconfiguration
- Objects support
- DHCPv6 and DNS support
- Firewall and QoS support
- Enable IPv6 for all modules which have implemented it on upstream