Linux News Today: m23 Rock 16.2 Linux Deployment Tool Adds Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Clients
Maren Hachmann from the m23 project, an open-source network deployment and management system for Linux, informs Softpedia about the general availability of m23 Rock 16.2.
m23 Rock 16.2 comes exactly three months after the release of the Rock 16.1 version, which was a small update introducing support for the Univention Corporate Server (USC) and Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” operating systems, and it looks like it includes some very interesting additions, along with the usual bug fixes and improvements.
Probably the most important new feature added in the m23 Rock 16.2 update is the support for Canonical’s recently released Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, which means that you can now use m23 to make large-scale deployments of this OS.
The devs have also noted the fact that a set of desktop environments is available too for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS deployments. These include the popular Unity, as well as KDE, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE. It also looks like they had to make a lot of adjustments to the systemd init system implementation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which didn’t work as expected.
“The largest chunk of time was taken up by making adjustments for systemd, as the version coming with Ubuntu seemed to exhibit random behaviour (correct execution, failure during execution, no execution at all) when running the m23-specific X.Org recognition routines,” reads the announcement.
m23 app is now available in the Univention App Center
Among other new features implemented in the m23 Rock 16.2 release, we can mention the availability of the m23 app in the Univention App Center of the Univention Corporate Server (USC) project, support for integrating clients with dynamical IP addresses, as well as update documentation.
More details should be available in the official release notes, but in the meantime, you can download the m23 Rock 16.2 update right now via our website and start deploying GNU/Linux operating systems, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, Linux Mint, and elementary OS.