ANNOUNCE: oz 0.2.0 release

Chris Lalancette clalance at
Thu Mar 17 19:31:38 UTC 2011

     I'm pleased to announce release 0.2.0 of Oz.  Oz is a program for doing
automated installation of guest operating systems with limited input from the
     There are quite a bit of bugfixes, features, and updates to Oz between
0.1.0 and 0.2.0.  Some of them are:

- The ability to upload individual files into a guest
- The ability to specify extra repositories to install packages on the guest
- Updated documentation
- More control over Oz's caching behavior.  You can now specify whether you
want Oz to cache the original ISO, the modified ISO, the resulting JEOS image,
or any combination of the above
- Support for installing Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 guests
- Support for installing CentOS 3, 4, and 5 guests
- Support for OpenSUSE 11.0
- Faster ISO extraction/generation
- A user-configurable timeout for installation

More documentation on Oz is available here:

If you have any questions or comments about oz, please feel free to contact
aeolus-devel at or me (clalance at directly.

Chris Lalancette

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