Friday, January 3, 2014

Oz 0.12.0 release

I'm pleased to announce release 0.12.0 of Oz. Oz is a program for doing automated installation of guest operating systems with limited input from the user. Release 0.12.0 is a bugfix and feature release for Oz. Some of the highlights between Oz 0.11.0 and 0.12.0 are:
  • Fixes to concurrent oz-install invocations
  • Python 3 compatibility in the test suites
  • Support for Ubuntu 12.04.3
  • Support for Mageia
  • Allow a MAC address to be passed in (instead of auto-generated)
  • Support for RHEL5.10
  • Support for Ubuntu 13.10
  • Use lxml instead of libxml2 for XML document processing (it has much better error messages)
  • Remove the unused "tunnels" functionality
  • Support FreeBSD 10.0
  • Remove deprecated functions from the Guest class
  • Speed up guest customization on guests that support NetworkManager
  • Follow subprocess commands as they are executed (makes debugging easier)
  • Ensure that any paths from the user are absolute, otherwise things don't work properly
  • Add support for OpenSUSE 13.1
  • Add support for Fedora 20
  • Add support for RHEL-7
A tarball and zipfile of this release is available on the Github releases page: Packages for Fedora-19, Fedora-20, and EPEL-6 have been built in Koji and will eventually make their way to stable. 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 clalancette 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.

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