Check out this document to learn about the modules currently available.
With this new release, sysv init script are brought on par with the dropin technology. Package builder, check out this document. It will tell you how you can build much more useful and reliable System V init script.
A bug was fixed. Linuxconf is now fully compatible with the shadow password suite found on recent Slackware distributions.
On december 3 and 4, I (Jacques Gélinas) visited RedHat software. To goal of the meeting was to evaluate the possibility/interest of adapting Linuxconf so it becomes the system administration framework of future RedHat releases (which one, time will tell).
This meeting went very well. After reviewing various aspects of Linuxconf, we came out with a list of things that needed to be addressed so this would be possible (which includes some work on both side). One thing was clear: Both party were interested in making that a reality.
This version now contain a fairly complete translation in french a start in german and italian.
The system profile archiving and versionning has been enhanced to make it more flexibile.
This version also has been uploaded to various ftp site
The build process needed to build an RPM has been merged in the standard source tree of linuxconf. This means that in the future, RPM versions of linuxconf will be produced at the same rate as the bin-elf.tar.gz distribution, side by side.
This new RPM supports (the same binary RPM) RedHat as well as Caldera installation. It is expect that in a short future the same RPM will also support SuSE.
An RPM for Sparc Linux should follow soon also.
Finally, linuxconf has a functionnal GUI. It is sophisticated and quite flexible, allowing for one highly efficient and secure remote administration, especially accross slow internet links. Click here for the announce.
A first draft of the documentation needed to write linuxconf modules (and linuxconf in general since this is the same API) has been published. Check out this document
With it, two modules have been released: One is for Apache management and the other for Samba administration. The Apache module copes with about everything you generally throw in httpd.conf (virtual host and directory statements especially).
The Samba module presents most Samba options in various dialogs. The next release will feature transparent synchronisation between normal linux passwords and SMB encrypted ones.
Matthieu Araman (firstname.lastname@example.org) is making very good progress on the french version. More than half of the user interface is translated. This will be available shortly.
Linuxconf's GUI is based on a client server model. Linuxconf uses a special ASCII protocol to send request to a general purpose GUI frontend. The current implementation is done in Java. It may be done with various other toolkit. You can find a complete description of the protocol here.
This is the first delivery of a usable/useful mail to fax gateway in Linuxconf. It supports a sophisticated and flexible access control strategy allowing to control who can fax where and from where they can do it.
Starting with 1.9r25-9, there is an RPM for redhat that install, upgrade and uninstall painlessly. It is available from ftp.redhat.com in the pub/contrib/i386 directory. We own this to Dale Lovelace (email@example.com). Thanks Dale.
Disk quota management is now available in 1.9r25-3. It sports multiple levels of defaults. A must for large systems and ISPs.
Linuxconf 1.9r22 is a very important test release. It introduces a new strategy bringing all the benefits of linuxconf's technology and yet fully support the Sysv init script strategy. This will allow Linuxconf to smoothly install on most distributions (RedHat, Debian, SuSE, Caldera to name a few are all using the SysV init script strategy).
Since 1.9r10, on demand dialing with is supported with a nice PPP frontend... It requires dialog 0.16
Since 1.9r6 Linuxconf provides a way for POP and PPP users to change their own password. See the 1.9R6 change log
Linuxconf works now on Sparc-Linux (Redhat 4.0) since 1.9r5. www.solucorp.qc.ca is running Sparc-linux!