Today we have released rPath Appliance Agent (rAA) version 1.0.9!!! I’m very excited about this since it has 2 new features that I worked on:
- A new plugin for setting the time, date and timezone, and configuring the Network Time Protocol (NTP).
- The rAA user password is now salted to provide additional security.
A long time ago I experienced the joy of seeing a program I had developed and open sourced pick up over 30000 downloads on downloads.com. But if you exclude my participation in the early stages on the AptOnCD project, I have exclusively developed applications for internal use only ever since.
Obviously the new features include more than just these 2 items (full blown release notes here), but it is very exciting to know that bits and pieces of my code will be powering many Linux Appliances out there! ;)