ANNOUNCE: Oz 0.10.0 Release

Chris Lalancette clalancette at
Sat Mar 9 17:11:21 UTC 2013

     I'm pleased to announce release 0.10.0 of Oz.  Oz is a program for
doing automated installation of guest operating systems with limited input
from the user.  Release 0.10.0 is a bugfix and feature release for Oz.
Some of the highlights between Oz 0.9.0 and 0.10.0 are:

    * Support for installing OpenSUSE 12.1 and 12.2
    * Support for python3
    * Support for Ubuntu 12.04.1, 12.04.2, and 12.10
    * Fix up <command> ordering so that commands are run in the order they
are specified in the XML
    * Updates and fixes to the documentation
    * Increase the shutdown timeout to support slower qemu guests
    * Add a default screenshot directory as /var/lib/oz/screenshots
    * Support for RHEL 5.9
    * Support for Fedora 18
    * Switch over to pycurl for header information; this allows http
authentication to work
    * Switch to using the libvirt built-in screenshot mechanism.  This
removes the gvnc dependency and makes screenshots more reliable, but
requires libvirt 0.9.7 or newer
    * Delete auto-generated ssh keys after customization

A tarball of this release is available, as well as packages for Fedora-17.
Instructions on how to get and use Oz are available at .

If you have questions or comments about Oz, please feel free to contact me
at clalancette at, or open up an issue on the github page: .

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release through bug reports,
patches, and suggestions for improvement.

Chris Lalancette
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