Updated 19 January 2017 - Release Candidate
The biggest new feature is really the new installer. Instead of the old VM images, I have written an installer which will automate (almost!) the entire process is installing ZendTo on to a blank server installation.
It talks to you along the way, asks if you want to do each of the 8 steps, and asks you to confirm the odd question or two. It pauses quite a bit so you can see what it's doing, giving you the chance to stop it temporarily (Ctrl-S) to read what it's done before you continue (Ctrl-Q).
It is also modular, so you can run each of the 8 parts alone; you may want to do this when, for example, there is an update to PHP5 and you want to just rebuild PHP with "big uploads" support.
The parts are:
I have tested the installer on:
There are 2 things the installer does not currently do:
The other main new features of interest are:
You can download the new installer now. Then just unpack it and run it as root with
tar xzf install.ZendTo.tgz cd install.ZendTo ./install.sh
If you look inside its Ubuntu or CentOS-RedHat directories, you will see the 8 stages. The main install.sh will ask you whether you want to run each stage and will walk you through what it is doing. Feel free to pause (Ctrl-S) or stop it (Ctrl-C) at any time; if you stop it you can just re-run it. Each of the 8 stages can be run independently at any time by just running that particular stage number's script.
There is 1 command-line option that can be used on either install.sh or any its stages: "--defaults" tells the installer to just use the default values it suggests, and not to pause long at any point. It will run entirely unattended.
After you have installed the package (or just updated to the new rpm/deb/tgz package), you will find the new upgrader for preferences.php in /opt/zendto/bin/upgrade_preferences_php. Run it on its own (after installing/upgrading to the new version) and it will show you how to use it. It will automatically copy all your old preferences.php settings into a new file, while keeping your comments, extra "define"s you may have added, and such like.
For those who are not installing on a new system, but just want to upgrade their existing ZendTo to the new code, the package files are all available here:
The file at http://zend.to/files/ZendTo-Version will tell you the latest version number.
Please do tell me what you think of this upgrade, and in particular the new installer. Please report all bugs, issues, suggestions and so on.