I am pleased to announce the release of Salt 0.12.0! This release comes with some fantastic features, from the new modular file server (You can use a git repo directly instead of file_roots!), the scheduler which allows for executions to be executed on a schedule on minions or the master. We also have the addition of an optional python DSL, which proves the flexibility of the Salt model, as simple to get the job done as possible, yet powerful enough to solve very difficult problems.
Our Windows support has been moving forward fast, we just got the salt software management system up to the point where it is installing software! Here is a screenshot of the first salted firefox on Windows7!
This is a screenshot of the first salted Windows Firefox!!
Here is the commit that does it:
We were just named as the open source project with the 8th most unique contributors for 2012! This is huge news and makes us one of the most active open source communities in the world!
Big thanks to everyone who keeps contributing to Salt, it has been an amazing year!
- Thomas S Hatch
So recently GitHub has removed some features:
While I want to make sure everyone knows that I still love Github, since they host all Salt development very well and we don’t need to pay them money, I would like to just say…
I WAS USING THOSE!
Github has been one of the main places to download Salt code and packages for Salt for a long time, and the impact graph, I LOVED that thing! I used it on a regular basis to showcase how exciting Salt is and how many people are actively contributing, I really miss it!
In the end, I just want to say, I deeply appreciate github, and all I want are some of my features back, that’s all…
Thomas S Hatch