The Aegir team is pleased to announce the first preview release (alpha) of the Aegir 3.x branch, after months of development. We have been pretty busy with the maintenance of the 2.x branch, so development has been sometimes intermittent, but it is not over yet!
This release is only a first of a series of alpha releases that are tailored to make upcoming changes available to a wider audience than people ready to install from git, but also to make features more widely available and tested. More alpha releases will be published when there are substantial changes.
In the issue queues the central roadmap issue is: #1261030 [meta] Roadmap: Aegir 3.x (D7 port)
1. Major changes
- Frontend ported to Drupal 7
- Raised minimum Drush version to 6.x
- Drush 7.x is supported, but that's a matter of chasing head.
2. Major API changes
to be determined.
3. Installing and upgrading
The canonical source of installation documentation is on the community site at:
In a similar fashion, the upgrade documentation is:
Note that you should upgrade to the latest 1.x release (currently: 1.9) before attempting the upgrade to 2.x. This is especially important if you are running a pre-1.0 release (poor you!).
It is still imperative that you read the upgrade path and version-specific information and follow all version-specific upgrade instructions before trying to run the upgrade script or manual upgrade.
4. Need help?
If you struggle to install or upgrade your Aegir system, you have a number of options available to you for getting help.
Consult this page for more information: http://community.aegirproject.org/help
Thanks to our awesome community for their help, support and encouragement as always! Enjoy the new release :)
5. Features and improvements
In addition to the "major changes" mentioned above, the following should also be noted.
This is a non-exhaustive list.
7. Known issues
- The devel module is listed as dependancy for the hostmaster install profile, but is not included in the drupal.org build.