Linux News Today: Rockstor 3.8-9 NAS Solution Has Better Active Directory Integration, S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring
Suman Chakravartula has had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the Fedora-based Rockstor 3.8-9 Linux operating system, known as an open-source, powerful and smart NAS (Network-attached storage) solution.
Rockstor 3.8-9 is a stable release of the GNU/Linux distribution, bringing all sort of new features and improvements, along with many bugfixes, among which we can mention better Active Directory (AD) integration, better systemd integration, S.M.A.R.T monitoring, as well as improved test coverage. Over 20 issues reported by users since the previous release of the operating system have been squashed.
Among other changes, we can mention the removal of the qgroup rescan workaround, better e-mail notifications, much improved overall functional test coverage, simplification of the Reboot and Shutdown functionalities, improved certificate labeling, as well as test coverage improvements to Network interface management.
“Rockstor 3.8-9 update is now available. This is our first update released under the stable update channel. Some of you may be aware that we split updates into Stable and Testing channels. I wrote about this briefly in the last post and there’s more information about them in our documentation as well,” said Suman Chakravartula.
Users are urged to update as soon as possible
Mr. Chakravartula informs us that all users of the Rockstor Linux distribution must update to the 3.8-9 stable release as soon as possible. To update, all they have to do is activate the Stable Channel subscription. The Rockstor developers also inform users that they can buy Stable subscriptions from the project’s website.
On the other hand, new users who want to install Rockstor Linux on their computers can download Rockstor 3.8-9 right now from Softpedia, where the distribution is available for free as a single installable ISO image that can be deployed on either 32-bit or 64-bit computers.