[libvirt-users] ANNOUNCE: oz 0.5.0 release

Chris Lalancette clalance at redhat.com
Thu Jun 30 21:28:26 UTC 2011

     I'm pleased to announce release 0.5.0 of Oz.  Oz is a program for doing
automated installation of guest operating systems with limited input from the
     Release 0.5.0 is a bugfix and feature release for Oz.  Some of the
highlights between Oz 0.4.0 and 0.5.0 are:

- Replace icicle-nc binary with a shell script to try various methods.  Besides
being more portable, this also allows us to convert Oz to a noarch RPM (thanks
to Padraig Brady)
- Support for Ubuntu 6.06
- Support for md5sum/sha1sum/sha256sum checking of ISOs after download
- New -x flag for oz-install to write the libvirt XML file to a user-specified
location (thanks to Steve Dake)
- Support for OpenSUSE customization
- Support for F-15 customization (thanks to Steve Dake)
- Support for running commands at the end of package installation (thanks to
Steve Dake)

Fedora 14 and RHEL-6 packages are available for this release.  Note that to
install the RHEL-6 packages, you must be running RHEL-6.1 or later.
Instructions of how to get and use Oz are available at

If you have any questions or comments about Oz, please feel free to contact
aeolus-devel at lists.fedorahosted.org or me (clalance at redhat.com) directly.

Chris Lalancette

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