The 0.8 beta was released, and only one day late!
The August 4 release date for MACS' first beta will coincide with the start of Linux World 2003 in San Francisco. Come hang out with us as we check out all the latest Linux haps.
MACS 0.7 has working UIs, a full configure-style build system, Java APIs, more documentation than ever, and more!
I know we said 0.6 was the final alpha, but we want to evolve the software a little for 0.8-beta. It's official. Download today and see the "Roadmap for Beta" in the TODO file.
MACS 0.6 was released today, which should be the final release to bear the 'alpha' tag before 1.0. This version of MACS is in production use, protecting several webapps. With a little luck, or a little help, we could get 0.7 beta out by year's end. Definitely let us know if you'd like to help with anything from documentation to testing to bugfixing. Now's the time to get involved!
In response to popular demand, we give you a developer's preview release of 0.6-alpha. 0.6 is likely to be the last alpha release, and it's a doozie. See the ChangeLog for some details, and peruse the code for the rest.
Another milestone in our relentless pursuit of beta, 0.5 is a major overhaul to several subsystems. It also adds the delegated administration capabilities that everyone's been asking for. See the ChangeLog for details.
Amazing new documentation, fresh from the sources via doxygen, is now available. See them at http://macs.sf.net/docs/ while they're available!
The alpha release 0.4 is out tonight. Nice way to spend my birthday, eh? =) Check it out, it's actually usable. I for one, and Blake for two, will be using macs now to protect our unix boxes via PAM. Cool!
This release lays a lot of ground for upcoming work. Look for results in the next release or two, or better yet, help us make those results yourself!
All the perl modules required by macs (except for the ones in the standard distribution) have been brought together for your installation pleasure. See the macs-perlmods package.
We've just redone the whole website. It's just a start, but see it at http://macs.sf.net/ and tell us what you think!
The first full release of macs is now available -- see the Files section. It's fully functional, although there are some "extras" that are still being worked on. Mostly the work to get from here to beta will be code cleanup and testing. Cheers!
Some of you mailed, asking about the sudden slowdown in activity for the last 2 weeks. Well, I took a look at how macs might work with DotGNU (http://www.dotgnu.org) and got sidetracked with it, so the UI stuff hasn't had much attention lately. The DotGNU people have brought up some good points and suggestions, and there's a chance they'll want to use macs.
Also, Michael Roberts, the author of wftk (http://www.vivtek.com/wftk) has made happy noises about using macs to protect his workflow engine. This would be a) the first customer of the GPL'd version, b) an awesome tester/contributor, and c) a strategic partner for ngCMS (or whatever it's gonna be called.)