[389-announce] Announcing 389 Directory Server 1.2.6 Alpha 3

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Firstly, we would like to offer a big thanks to the 389 community for 
all of the issues you have found, and for being so patient with us while 
we investigated some of these problems.  This is a big help in improving 
the quality of the project.

The 389 team is pleased to announce the availability of Alpha 3 of
version 1.2.6.  This release contains the new feature Managed Entries 
(e.g. auto creation of the user private group entry when creating the 
user entry) - as well as many bug fixes.

NOTE: Packages for Enterprise Linux are available from EPEL. We will no
longer have a separate yum repo for these packages.

NOTE: 1.2.6 alpha 1 and 2 had separate -selinux packages for 389-ds-base 
and 389-admin.  These are gone in alpha 3, and instead, the selinux 
policy is provided by the base package.  Upgrade is supposed to obsolete 
these -selinux packages - if it does not, you may have to manually 
delete them (yum erase 389-ds-base-selinux 389-admin-selinux).

***We need your help!  Please help us test this software.***  It is an
Alpha release, so it may have a few glitches, but it has been tested for
regressions and for new feature bugs.  The Fedora system
strongly encourages packages to be in Testing until verified and pushed
to Stable.  If we don't get any feedback while the packages are in
Testing, the packages will remain in limbo, or get pushed to Stable.

The more testing we get, the faster we can release these packages to
Stable.  See the Release Notes for information about how to provide
testing feedback (or just send an email to

The packages that need testing are:
* 389-ds-base-1.2.6.a3 - 389-ds-base
* 389-admin-1.1.11.a3 - 389-admin

There are some new console/java packages too, and there is a new version 
of the 389-ds "meta" package - 1.2.1

* Release Notes - http://port389.org/wiki/Release_Notes
* Install_Guide - http://port389.org/wiki/Install_Guide
* Download - http://port389.org/wiki/Download

=== New features ===
* Managed Entries - http://port389.org/wiki/Managed_Entry_Design
** Used, for example, to automatically create the user's group entry 
when adding a user entry

=== Bugs Fixed ===
This release contains a couple of bug fixes.  The complete list of bugs
fixed is found at the link below.  Note that bugs marked as MODIFIED
have been fixed but are still in testing.
* Tracking bug for 1.2.6 release -

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