Release of openmediavault 7 (Sandworm)

After a long development phase i am happy to announce the release of openmediavault 7 (Sandworm). This version is more of an evolution than a revolution.

A big thank you goes to all translators, forum moderators and bug reporters for their contributions and support.

The CHANGELOG will list all improvements in this version alongside the following:

  • Upgrade to Debian 12 (Bookworm)
  • Package updates and notification will be handled by unattended-upgrades.
  • Relocate Linux MD device (Software RAID) management into a separate plugin.
  • Add support for network ethernet devices using device tree aliases, e.g. endX.
  • Replace the cron-apt package with unattended-upgrades and apticron. The former ensures that security updates are installed automatically, and the latter ensures that notifications are sent when new package updates are available.
  • The apt-listchanges package will send you an email with a summary of the latest changes whenever packages are upgraded.
  • Add the ability to authenticate an RPC call by using the X-OPENMEDIAVAULT-SESSIONID header instead of a cookie. The session ID is returned with the response of the Session::login RPC.
  • Reduce the query time when determining the SMART information by reducing the query parameters to the minimum.
  • Add a dashboard widget to display the temperatures of all physical disks.
  • Add support for choosing between the RSA and Ed25519 types when creating an SSH key in the UI.
  • Remove support of importing SSH DSA keys.
  • Enhance file system quota deployment.
  • Issue #1649: Rearrange the Storage | Shared Folders | ACL page.
  • Issue #1676: Add an UI endpoint to trigger a download via RPC.
    Plugins can use /download?service=xxx&method=xxx&params=xxx to start a download that is implemented in the specified RPC. Note, the JSON content of the params argument may be encoded. Check the encodeURIComponent JS function for more details.
  • Issue #1690: Replace hdparm with smartctl for better hardware support.
  • Issue #1706: Add support for ed25519-sk SSH keys.

You can download the ISO image for AMD64 based systems here. Please upgrade the system via omv-upgrade after the installation. Additionally to the ISO installation you can install OMV on a Debian 12 based system according to the guide posted in the forum.

If you find any bugs, please report them here. Issues related to plugins should be reported here.