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Release of Univention Corporate Client 3.0: Switch from Kubuntu to Ubuntu

Positive Comment by Abatielos
about Univention Corporate Client and Kubuntu, Univention Corporate Server, Ubuntu Aug 2016

On August 17, UCC 3.0 was released including the following highlights:

  • The Ubuntu base has been updated to version 16.04. A large part of available software components are renewed: Unity 7.4, Linux Kernel 4.4, LibreOffice 5.1.4. All Univention packages imported from UCS have been updated to the version of UCS 4.1
  • The default Desktop is now Unity, which allows us to provide maintenance of 5 years for UCC 3.0.
  • UCC desktops are now available as 64 bit images. Thin client images are still available as 32 bit images.
  • Clients report their currently installed image to the UCS management system. This allows to easily search for clients which use outdated images.
  • Clients check and update their position in the UCS LDAP directory service. The move of a computer object now does not require a client rejoin.
  • Images for 32 and 64 bit architecture images can be build on UCS systems that are using 64 bit architecture.
  • Thin clients update their client policies persistently upon booting and save them locally, which increases robustness in case the LDAP server is not reachable during boot time.
  • The RDP and Firefox session scripts can be configured to add additional program parameters, or to execute arbitrary commands, including the possibility to change the program binary.
  • It is possible to activate the custom start script feature. This offers the possibility to sync scripts and other files from the image server and execute them at boot time.

More information incl. release notes, quickstart guide, etc. in the Univention forum.

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Release of Univention Corporate Client 2.1 with optimized roll-out management, integrated Citrix Receiver and more comprehensive hardware support

Positive Comment by Abatielos
about Univention Corporate Client and Kubuntu, Univention Corporate Server Jul 2015

The client operating and management system Univention Corporate Client, which is operated via the web-based management console of the Linux distribution Univention Corporate Server, published the release 2.1 with the following main innovations:

  • Integration and certification of the Citrix Receiver to provide the Citrix Receiver with UCC thin client images, thus enabling the connection to Citrix environments from a thin client operated with UCC

  • A flexibly employable image server, which facilitates the automatic roll-out across different sites and independently of the network connection

  • Kubuntu 14.04-based desktop environment for business use

  • Latest Linux kernel and X server versions from Ubuntu Utopic by default to ensure latest client hardware support.

More information incl. release notes, quickstart guide, etc. in the Univention forum.

[Edited by Abatielos, July 23]

[Edited by Abatielos, July 23]

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New demo film about UCC 2.0

Positive Comment by Abatielos
about Univention Corporate Client Jun 2014

There is a new demo film about the features of the new release UCC 2.0:

http://www.univention.com/products/ucc/

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New images for UCC 1.0

Positive Comment by Abatielos
about Univention Corporate Client Jun 2014

Univention has updated the available images for its desktop operating system UCC. They include all errata updates and all Ubuntu updates since the release of UCC 1.0.

All details in the Univention forum at:
http://forum.univention.de/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=3352

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Univention Corporate Client 2.0 released

Positive Comment by Abatielos
about Univention Corporate Client and Univention Corporate Server Jun 2014

UCC 2.0 is released and includes an update to Kubuntu 14.04 which guarantees the support of the latest hardware. A new assistant for the configuration and rollout of UCC facilitates the initial setup. This wizard also integrates Citrix receivers with a few clicks. After the setup and configuration, the UCC images can now be administrated centrally within the graphical management system of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). UCS is the operating system, UCC is based on. The Support for xrdp has also been integrated making the access to the KDE Linux desktop of UCC much faster, also from Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X systems. The UEFI boot standard is now supported and the boot time reduced. The UCC image build tool has experienced many improvements resulting in the creation of more compact images, among other things.

All details in the release notes at:
http://docs.univention.de/release-notes-ucc-2.0.html

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First milestone of UCC 2.0 released on 29th April 2014

Positive Comment by Abatielos
about Univention Corporate Client Apr 2014

This milestone requires UCS 3.2, It can be installed as preview through the Univention App Center in Univention Corporate Server and comprises the update of Kubuntu 14.04, pre-versions of the XRDP integration and the setup wizard, which is still work in progress and already allows to roll out desktop environments. The milestone is not designated for production use. An update from the milestone to the expected final release will not be supported. Further information at: http://forum.univention.de/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3254

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Updated roadmap for UCC 2.0

Positive Comment by Abatielos
about Univention Corporate Client Apr 2014

There is an updated roadmap for Univention Corporate Client 2.0 in the Univention Wiki showing all the highlights for this major release on schedule for June:

http://wiki.univention.de/index.php?title=UCC2.0Development

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UCC update 1.0-rev3

Positive Comment by Abatielos
about Univention Corporate Client Jan 2014

The UCC Ubuntu mirror has been updated to the most recent version. New official UCC images will be provided with UCC 1.0-rev3. These images include all software updates up to UCC 1.0-rev3, and can be installed by installing the packages ucc-1.0-rev3-thinclient-image and ucc-1.0-rev3-desktop-image. Installing or updating the UCC app automatically installs the new thinclient image ucc-1.0-rev3-thin-client-image.

A detailed listing about the changes and notes about the update can be found in the changelog. An overview of the updated packages can be found at http://download.univention.de/doc/release-notes-ucc-1.0-rev3.pdf

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