WHAT!?!? 5.1 is here already? With fewer bugs?
You bet your knickers it is! The 5.1 release brings new and exciting enhancements to the Amahi platform, improving on the 5.0 release (our most successful ever)!
Q: Didn’t you just release 5.0? – A: Yes!
Q: What is new in the Amahi 5.1 release?
A: Have you ever been in an airport and thought “Oh no!! I didn’t turn off the server!” No worries! You now have the capability of shutting down (or rebooting) your HDA remotely from the dashboard! We also have fixes in user creation, DNS resolution across the VPN, a much improved diskmounter script, improvements to the installer for Amahi in the cloud (VPS – Virtual Private Servers) and more …
Amahi 5.1 also adds Portugese/Portugal support to the supported languages and improves Polish support. We also started the Japanese localization. This will make Amahi supported in 20 languages!
Check out the full list in the release notes or read below for the gory details. In the mean time, as many of you know, we have been discussing how to improve the media server features of Amahi. We continue integration testing on a DNLA server, which is proving to work quite well!
Enjoy the 5.1 release! If you have Amahi 5.0, you get 5.1 automatically. If you have Amahi 4 (Fedora 10) here is a quick guide on transitioning to Amahi 5.
The lowdown of those pesky critters fixed in the 5.1 release ..
A minor bug in the Fedora Project affected our 5.0 release as a result of Fedora 12. Namely you could only create a user with all lower case, there could not be one capital letter we filed bug 550732 though it is believed to be fixed on Fedora 13.
The DNS subsystem will support resolution over the VPN connection to your HDA (this means you can more reliably use your webapps while VPN’d into your HDA). This resolves bug 400 which has been a long standing issue. NO MORE! It’s your network and we’re making it easier for you to use it!
There is a a newly added diskmounter script (called hda-diskmount), bundled out of the box, so it’s much easier to access than the older one in the wiki. Simultaneously, this substantially improves the way the diskmount script sets up mounts and suggests how to mount them permanently in your HDA!
It’s your network and we help you keep it that way! We have been working hard to bring you the most reliable and secure platform of a home server out there.
The Amahi Team