[Fusioninventory-user] FusionInventory agent 2.2.0 release candidate

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 15:15:29 UTC 2012

Hello happy fusion users.

The fourth release candidate for the 2.2.0 version of the agent, as well 
as the first release candidates of the network tasks, have been 
released. We expect them to be the last before final release.

FusionInventory agent 2.2.0RC4:

NetDiscovery task 2.0RC1:

NetInventory (ex SNMPQuery) task 2.0RC1:

Those are pure code source releases, without bundled libraries or perl 
interpreter, expected to be manually installed through classical sequence:
perl Makefile.PL && make && make install

Alternatively, they can also get executed without installation, by 
running the agent directly from the extraction directory.

Classical standalone distribution for Windows and Unix should follow soon.

Here are some of the major changes  documented in the changelog for this 
new branch:
* large speed improvement: up to 150% for a local inventory

* better multitasking support:
  - the agent use fork() to run task if needed, instead of running a new
    process from scratch, avoiding the need to use a temporary file to
    transmit parameters, with related security risks
  - the agent only forks to run a tasks when running as a server, making
    tracing and debugging easier
  - the agent only use one thread for the web interface

* better SSL support:
   - IO::Socket::SSL perl module is now required for certificate
   - Crypt::SSLeay perl module still allow HTTPS support, but without
     certificate validation, and the connection will be aborted unless
     certificate checking is disabled
   - validation is now performed by SSL library, and honours alternative
     subject names, and other subtilities

* large cleanup of values returned from inventory:
   - unknown values are filtered out
   - strings are trimmed for trailing spaces
   - irrelevant values, such as controllers type and manufacturer on AIX
     and HPUX, are filtered out

* installation procedure automatically setup configuration and data
   directories locations in executable, there is no need to manually
   configure them anymore

Please test and report.
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