Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oz 0.10.0 release

I'm pleased to announce release 0.10.0 of Oz. Oz is a program for doing automated installation of guest operating systems with limited input from the user. Release 0.10.0 is a bugfix and feature release for Oz. Some of the highlights between Oz 0.9.0 and 0.10.0 are:
  • Support for installing OpenSUSE 12.1 and 12.2
  • Support for python3
  • Support for Ubuntu 12.04.1, 12.04.2, and 12.10
  • Fix up ordering so that commands are run in the order they are specified in the XML
  • Updates and fixes to the documentation
  • Increase the shutdown timeout to support slower qemu guests
  • Add a default screenshot directory as /var/lib/oz/screenshots
  • Support for RHEL 5.9
  • Support for Fedora 18
  • Switch over to pycurl for header information; this allows http authentication to work
  • Switch to using the libvirt built-in screenshot mechanism. This removes the gvnc dependency and makes screenshots more reliable, but requires libvirt 0.9.7 or newer
  • Delete auto-generated ssh keys after customization
A tarball of this release is available, as well as packages for Fedora-17. Instructions on how to get and use Oz are available at . If you have questions or comments about Oz, please feel free to contact me at, or open up an issue on the github page: . Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release through bug reports, patches, and suggestions for improvement.