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Unified NEWS file for Synnefo versions >= 0.13
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Since v0.13 all Synnefo components have been merged into a single repository.

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v0.13
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Release Date: UNRELEASED

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Synnefo-wide
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* Support for pooling throughout Synnefo
  * Pooled Django DB connections, Pithos backend connections, HTTP
    connections using single `objpool` package
* Improved management commands
  * Unified codebase for output of tables in JSON, CSV
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* Bring most of Synnefo code inside a single, unified repository
  * support automatic Python and Debian package builds for individual commits
  * with automatic version generation
* Overhauling of Synnefo settings: renames and refactoring, for increased
  uniformity (in progress)
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* Deployment: Standardize on gunicorn, with gevent-based workers
  and use of Green threads throughout Synnefo
* Documentation: New scale-out guide, with distinct node roles,
  for mass Synnefo deployments
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Astakos
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* Support multiple authentication methods
  * Classic (username/password), Shibboleth, LDAP/Active Directory,
    Google, Twitter, LinkedIn
  * Users can enable/disable auth methods, and switch between them
* Introduce a UUID as a global identifier for users, throughout Synnefo
  * The UUID remains constant as the user enables/disables login methods
* Allow users to modify their email address freely
* Per-user, per-resource accounting mechanism (quotaholder)
* Full quota support, with per-user, per-resource quotas, based on quotaholder
* Projects: Users can create and join Projects
  * Projects grant extra resources to their members
* UI Enhancements for quotas and projects
  * distinct Usage tab, showing usage of individual resources
  * Project management UI
  * New Overview page
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Cyclades
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* Commission resources on quotaholder/Astakos
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* Support mass creation of flavors
* Support for the ExtStorage disk template in Ganeti
* Query and report quotas in the UI
* Pass VM configuration parameters over a VM-side API (`vmapi`)
  * Do not pass sensitive data as Ganeti OS parameters
  * Keep sensitive data in memory caches (memcached) and
    never allow them to hit the disk
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* Display additional backend information in helpdesk machines list
* Allow helpdesk users to search for an account using a known machine id
* Helpdesk actions are now logged using the synnefo's common loggin 
  infrastructure
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Pithos
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* Support storage of blocks on a RADOS backend, for Archipelago
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* Rewritten support for public URLs, with admin-selectable length
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Tools
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* Extend snf-burnin to include testing of Pithos functionality