I don’t know you, but I was waiting for this version for a long time. Way too long ! But I’m lucky, I’m not time based for releases. I’m really much more features based. And the one I really needed to catch for this version was UEFI support for RHEL/CentOS 6 & 7. HPE has teams and customers which were really needing that to work correctly, which is, from my series of tests, now the case. And I had confirmation from my colleagues that it was indeed working for them as expected just recently. So it was then time to publish !
While I was at it, I tried to fix at the same time some other annoying issues that were reported by the community on the mailing list, while leaving some other problems for the next time, as it was already too much delayed. So I know the Debian and Ubuntu users won’t get UEFI support working, as I had not enough time to test it (my test infra is now being used for trainings for 2 weeks), similarly for SLES 11 SP4 with UEFI (which uses elilo, while I now support grub, grub2 and syslinux, but this one doesn’t work correctly with UEFI IMO).
- #777: Full UEFI support with grub 0.9 and grub2 configuration generation in addition to syslinux (limited to RHEL6, RHEL7)
- #778 use dosfslabel/mr-label to recreate labelled FAT or VFAT FS
- #757, #780 and #781 to fix md support
- #792 to fix LVM support, by forcing fixed values for LE if percentage calculated for it is 0
- #787 to fix USB support by cleaning the target dir of its syslinux content
In total 24 bugs have been officially closed and additional features improved or fixed as well. Look at the details in trac for the complete list of changes during these last 8 months of pregnancy of the new version 🙂
But, of course, things do not stop here. In addition to fixes which needs to be done as mentioned upper, I’d like to add support for Secure Boot e.g. in the next version to have a full UEFI support, and work again on code refactoring even more.
For now, let’s take time to celebrate and hopefully this will be for you as users the best version possible of MondoRescue available to date !