Opinsys Oy

Opinsys OS releases and changes

The following changelog lists Opinsys OS (operating system) releases and changes after the previous version. In addition to the described changes, each release contains the latest security related software updates (for example, updates to the latest web browsers).


## O2302 - Antares {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2023-01-10-080905-amd64}

- Add: Search results in program menu are categorized by program type

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Add: Thymio Suite can be installed by admins via puavo-pkg or by asking it from helpdesk
- Add: Puavo OS Console reports "NO DISK FOUND" for devices that do not have a hard drive

## O2247 - Zaurak {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-11-24-102511-amd64}
This is primarily a standard security update without significant changes to a standard user.

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Fix: Cura startup problems
- Fix: Bootserver backup system parameter fixes
- Fix: Unnecessarily verbose printer browser logging
- Add: Printer "info" fields are automatically updated to puavo
- Add: Usability improvements in puavo-bios-config tool

## O2243 - Yed Prior {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-10-27-081225-amd64}
This is primarily a standard security update without significant changes to a standard user.

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Add: System info collector sends info if device has UEFI installation
- Add: puavo-bootserver-sync-images and puavo-make-install-disk support bash completion
- Add: Printer details are automatically updated to puavo
- Update: Freeradius configuration changes
## O2240 - Xuange {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-10-06-105005-amd64}

Progressive Web Applications can now be centrally activated/installed via Opinsys helpdesk or by using
`puavo.www.chromium.pwa.forcelist` puavo-conf variable. Applications are installed after making the required
setting and starting up the Chrome browser. A launcher for the application is installed to `Menu > Your programs`

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Fix: Small changes to puavo-disk-erase tool
- Fix: Virtualbox update fixes possible instability problems with high io load.

## O2236 - Wezen {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-09-07-062453-amd64}

Search functionality in Google Earth now actually works and it centers
the map to the search target.

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Add: Users menu has been disabled from the System settings
- Add: Bootservers now have support for Radius server
- Fix: Guest-accounts now obey the devices puavo-conf language settings

## O2232 - Vega {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-08-08-174910-amd64.img}  

EShare can be installed by admins via puavo-pkg or by asking it from our helpdesk.

There has been constant problems with network printing on laptops that have been suspended
and used in different networks. It is possible that there is now a fix for this problem which
is difficult to reproduce and solve. 

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Add: puavo-change-hostname tool has been added to make it easier to change laptop/bootserver hostname
- Fix: HP 3G modem (id 03f0:0c51) will be disable automatically via hwquirk as it is misbehaving and causing various problems
## O2224 - Uruk {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-06-16-122316-amd64}

Cryptomator can be installed by admins via puavo-pkg or by asking it from helpdesk.

- Fix: Chrome and Chromium browsers Single sign-on (SSO) support

- Fix: Exam servers (puavo-ers) exam file handling has been improved

### Known Problems

### Technical changes

- Add: puavo-test-hardware automatic testing improved
- Add: Chinese hanyu pinyin keyboard layout.
- Add: Handbrake application 
- Fix: Removed old printing system configurations


## O2219 - Taygeta {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-05-12-121616-amd64}

Opinsys OS devices can now be set to factory reset mode from the device management. On next startup 
this will make the laptop boot to a special reset mode where all the files and configuration will be securely
deleted. Setting laptop to a reset mode can be done from the devices information page and by selecting 
"Set to reset mode" from the "More Actions" menu.

This whiteboard application can be installed via puavo-pkg from the device management
or by contacting our support.

Support for Ukrainian language has been added to applications and UI.

- Update: Flashforge Flashprint is updated to version 5.3.3

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Fix: Puavo-ers exam server disables suspend by default.
- Addition: Added Bluetooth test to puavo-test-hardware.
- Addition: Packages retext ja okteta.
- Addition: Puavo OS Console reports "BATTERY MISSING" for devices that do not have battery.
- Addition: Added Disk Erase option to Puavo OS Console.
- Update: Puavo-ers server supports full automation with Abitti KTP servers starting from server versions SERVER2216L.
- Update: HP Elitebook bioses can be updated to the latest version from Puavo OS Console.
- Change: Microphone and speaker test have beencompined as one audiotest in puavo-test-hardware.

## O2214 - Sirius {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-04-06-113148-amd64}

- Addition: Webex video conference software available as a puavo-pkg.

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Addition: Tools for setting up and updating HP Elitebook BIOSes from Puavo OS Console.
- Fix: The microphone test in puavo-test-hardware works now better with various device models
- Addition: Exam server functionality enhancements to allow replacing physical supervisor computer with a web service based system.
- Addition: The Finnish Alku font is available for customers with a valid license.

## O2210 - Rigel {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-03-10-095530-amd64}

- Update: User registration on personal laptops is now working more reliably.

- Update: Cura 3d printing application updated to version 4.13.1

### Known problems

### Technical changes

- Change: Adding Windows 10-computers to NT4 Samba domain doesn not work any more due to security changes
- Add: Battery charge percentage info added to Puavo OS Console.
- Add: Support for Fortinet SSLVPN VPN to NetworkManager.
- Add: Unregistered computers can send hardware info to a backend service.
- Fix: UEFI boot entries are fixed on restoredisk installed dualboot laptops.

## O2204 - Queyta {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-01-28-125920-amd64.img}

Screenreader has been changed to use listener-friendlier voices on Finnish, German and English desktop sessions.

- Fix: The Polkit vulnerability CVE-2021-4034 which allowed local user to escalate to super user privileges has been fixed in the system Polkit version.

- Fix: Problems with dragging tabs in Google Chrome windows has been fixed in the updated browser version.

- Update: Tela icon theme has been updated.

### Technical changes

- Change: Puavo-wlanap is turned off as default on fatclients.
- Fix: Program menu entries of some specific programs installed by the user via WINE would not work.

## O2202 - Polaris {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2022-01-10-125220-amd64}

The progress of an ongoing update is now visible on shared devices, and can be found from support
applet menu. Updates can also be checked for on shared devices using the support applet.

The following puavo-pkgs are available: Telegram, Konica Minolta Printer drivers, Logicsim,
and Epson EasyMP Network Projection.

Shared folders on bootservers now include two new folders, which can be used e.g. for returning test
answers. Students can save their answers to "Assigment Submission Box"-folder, from which they will
be automatically collected to "Collected Assignments" folders, which is available for teachers.

A startup problem of Geogebra 6 on 10th Gen Intel devices was fixed.

In some rare occasions, e.g. a file with no write permissions on the users desktop could
have caused the desktop to hang. This has now been fixed.

- Fix: Fixes in Libreoffice localizations.

- Fix: Minetest-icon is again visible in Puavomenu.

- Fix: Fixed missing Swedish desktop applet translations.

### Known issues
- Due to a Google Chrome bug, dragging tabs between Chrome browser windows is not working properly.

### Technical changes

- Update: IdId-player has been updated to latest version.
- Fix: Added logging configs to prevent state partition from filling.
- Fix: Puavo-make-install-disk -tool can be given `--only-legacy-boot` parameter for
maximal support with legacy devices.
- Fix: Automatic update notifier was disabled from Nextcloud Desktop
- Change: Puavo-tftp-server on bootservers has been replaced with hook-tftp. This change enables
the booting of Bullseye-based images, and improves the tftp server performance
- Change: Savedisk -tool can be given a specific name to save as.
- Change: New `puavo.printing.cleanup_printers` -puavo-conf allows more fine-grained configuration of automatic cleaning
of printers connected to system.
- Addition: New puavo-conf `puavo.printing.airprint.enabled` allows disabling of Airprint on devices.
- Addition: A script `puavo-gather-printing-statistics` was added to boot servers, allowing to collect statistics of printing.
- Addition: Unshield-program to enable uncompression of Windows InstallShield packages.

## O2147 - Okab {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-11-22-121516-amd64}

- Update Nextcloud desktop client.
- Update Inkscape to newer version.
- Add possibility to install QCAD/CAM community edition via puavo-pkg.
- Fix duplicates in the printer listings by removing them.
- Fix installing packages via package manager in DrRacket IDE.
- Fix symbolic links to users home folder in TI Nspire CX CAS and Logger Pro 3
Windows puavo-pkg applications.
- Fix pasting screenshots to text fields in Chrome (Chrome upstream fix).
- Fix problems in launching Virtual box with default kernel.

### Known issues

### Technical changes

- Fix synchronising Puavo OS images to bootservers in organizations with
large amount of registered devices.
- Fix displaying Smart information of nvme mass storage devices in Puavo OS

## O2143 - Nembus {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-10-26-093541-amd64}

- Update LibreOffice to version 7.0.
- Update Stickfactory to support the newer Abitti version numbers.
- Remove Gnome printers applet that might cause UI hang problems.
- Add Smart information for harddisk to Puavo OS Console hardware information screen.
- Puavo-hardware-test can show smart reports for harddisks.
- Add puavo-pkg installer for Windows Logger Pro 3.
- Add puavo-pkg installer for mindplus.
- Add new puavo-conf (puavo.printing.servers) to manually set printing server.
- Add support for some 11th gen Intel audio devices

### Known issues

### Technical changes


## O2137 - Maia {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-09-17-120102-amd64}

- Renewed printing system with better and unified support for printing rights and Airprint.
- Fix permissions for attaching Vernier USB devices.
- Add ruslav and Sami keyboard layouts available for Gnome settings UI. 
- Add keyboard navigation to puavomenu.
- Add BlueJ as installable puavo-pkg application.
- Add Filius network simulator.

### Known issues

### Technical changes

- Device information of the primary data storage device is sent to device management
- For correct functionality of the new printing system, both the laptops and boot servers
should be updated simultaneously to use this release version.

## O2132 - Lich {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-08-13-090543-amd64}

- Update Robbo programming environment to version 3.
- Add Swedish localization for the support desktop-applet

### Known issues

### Technical changes

- Fix Woeusb (missing dependency added), creation of Windows install media works normally again.
- Fix puavo-bootserver-sync-images -script's management of disk images and torrent files.

## O2123 - Kang {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-06-11-114317-amd64}

MarvinSketch has updated to newer version. From now on, the program requires a separate user-specific license. 
Students can acquire a free license code from MarvinSketch's web page at https://chemaxon.com/products/marvin . 
License is acquired by creating a user account on the page and registering a non-commercial license. After this, the license file
can be downloaded, to be activated on program startup.

- Add Godot Engine development environment in Programming menu
- Fix backup system's icon to be displayed correctly during laptop bootup

### Known issues

### Technical changes

- Add Puavo hardware test -feature, allowing test of physical condition of the device during installation.
Testing is started by booting the computer into Puavo OS Console and typing `test`.
- Add ability to highlight device resolution and model when using Preseed
- Add console mouse support (gpm) to Puavo OS Console.
- Add ability to use puavo-conf to change the web site opened by Puavomenu's Change Password functionality

## O2119 - Jabbah {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-05-12-125757-amd64}

- Add icons for boot modes in the bootmenu (grub).
- Add guide image to bootmenu (grub) to help selecting the bootmode.
- Add support for organization specific MAL lisence for the TI Nspire CX CAS.
- Add support for WPA2 EAP networks (with username / password) into the useraccount registration mode.
- Microsoft Teams updated to version
- Add configuration option to hide elements from the Application Menu sidebar: `puavo.puavomenu.sidebar_hide_elements`.

## O2112 - Hadar {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-03-24-123005-amd64}

- Add Freeplane midmapping application.
- Add new puavo-conf variable ´puavo.wired.nm.shared.enabled´ to enable sharing the internet 
(for example LTE connection on laptop) from the ethernet port.
- Add Veyon ja Epoptes -packages for testing and development purposes.
- Add 
- Update Teams applivation to version
- Fix Flashprint slicer by downgrading the application to latest working version.
- Fix updating menu items when installing additional applications on personal laptops.
- Fix rdiff based laptop updates to continue the download from the point where it
left of in case of reboot or shutdown.
- Fix vpn connection and when doing usb stick installation 
- Change bootmenu (Grub) to use official version numbering of device images instead of
the device image filename.

## O2108 - Gakyid {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-02-25-121821-amd64}

- Add Telegram application.
- Add puavo-pkg package for Signal application. This can be installed by request.
- Fix touchpad usage on laptop touchpads that do not have physical buttons. Basically the 
old default settings (by Gnome) have been.
- Fix 'Your programs' tab in the application menu to discover installed applications better .
than before. Previously the application did not discover application desktop files that where
under subfolders.
- Fix Hadware compatibility with Dell Latitude 3510 and Probook 440 G7 laptops. These device
models had trouble with internal microphone.
- Fix battery capacity coloring in Puavo OS Console.
- Removed Airtame application.
- Update the Current kernel to version 5.10.0-0.bpo.3-amd64.
- Add possibility to add new resolutions to device outputs via puavo.xrandr.extra_modes puavo-conf.
- Add puavo-pkg installer for Discord.

## O2104 - Fomalhaut {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2021-01-27-071357-amd64}

- Update exam room server device mode with automated exam startup.
- Update Mafynetti application
- Remove support for Adobe Flash player
- Fix Abitti compatible exam system to use also the currently official version
numbering of the Abitti system.

## O2050 - Elnath {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2020-12-09-114058-amd64}

- Fix updating the available printers list.
- Fix restoring the screen brightness setting on laptops after reboot.
- Fix launching OpenSCAD
- Fix launching Electron based Appimage applications
- Add support for simultaneus supports for UEFI and Legacy BIOS booting.
- Add support for Otto DIY robots. The Otto Blockly application for programming
the robots is not included in the image, but can be installed via puavo-pkg.

### Known issues

- adm-x11vnc does not run due to security update to the vnc server.

### Technical changes

- Fix puavo-send-monitors to send xml based monitor settings to device management
- Current kernel updated to version 5.9.0-0.bpo.2-amd64
- Add new puavo-pkg installable applications: GDevelop, Microsoft Visual Studio Code,
Otto DIY Blockly application and new arduino libraries for Otto robots.

## O2045 - Deneb {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2020-11-09-120441-amd64}

- Fix displaying network folders (from bootserver/puavobox)on the desktop.
- Fix Virtualbox guest additions
- Fix slow startup of stating the Puavo OS console when installing new devices.

## O2043 - Capella (development release) {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2020-10-22-121114-amd64}

- Fix desktop icons
- Fix readability of text in the login screen
- Fix home folder icon at the desktop panel as the same as on the desktop
- Update Cura -3D printing application to version 4.7.1.
- Update Flahforge Flashprint to version 4.4.1.
- Update Arduino Ide to version 1.8.13.
- Update Microroft Teams to version 
- Add new NovoConnect Software -application for NovoCast devices
- Add automatic connection to mobile networks when SIM-card is inserted.
- Add icon for Anton APP to Education menu

### Known issues

- Network folders are not automatically displayed on the desktop. Icon can be activated by
clicking the secondary mouse button on the desktop and selecting ```Settings > Show network folders```.

### Technical changes

- Fix grub update from Stretch to Buster so that computer cannot be turned off/restarted during update
- Fix HP Elitebook 840 G3 3G modem udev rules
- Fix jetpipe fuctionality
- Update openboard to version 1.5.4
- Add "reset to factory default" function to the laptop settings
- Add better hardware support for HP Probook 440 G7
- Add "login as existing user" functionality to personal laptop registration tool
- Add packages wavemon, espeak-ng ja iotop.
- Change puavomenu category texts to non-italic font
- Change Realtek ethernet cards to prefer r8169 driver instead of r8168.
- Change Super tux cart as installable via puavo-pkg
- Remove Extreme tux racer to save space on the image

## O2035 - Betelgeuze (development release) {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2020-08-25-121648-amd64}

- Fix missing icons in the menu
- Fix missing finnish translation to the theme selection settings
- Update openboard to version 1.5.4
- Add "reset to factory default" function to the laptop settings
- Add better hardware support for HP Probook 440 G7
- Add "login as existing user" functionality to personal laptop registration tool

### Known issues

- Kojo-programming environment does not launch

### Technical changes

- Set wine-development as the defalt Wine in the system
- Fixed desktop files created by Google Chrome (~(.local/share/applications/)
- removed reboot countdown from the darkdm
- Fixed pxe booting unregistered devices when organizations desktop image cannot 
be found on the bootserver.

## O2025 - Absolutno (development release) {#opinsys-os-opinsys-buster-2020-06-18-055608-amd64}

This is the first version of the upcoming Opinsys OS.
This version is still a development version, thus it may
lack some things and for example the user interface might still
undergo some small changes.  This release is however mostly
stable and is safe to use.  The devices using this release
are under normal maintainance and it is possible to update
them automatically to newer releases.

### Known issues

- Missing/faulty application icons in menu
- Selecting dark theme does not select the corresponding dark icon theme
- "Show desktop" icon can be broken depending on the  icon theme
- Kojo-programming application does not launch

### Technical changes

  - moved on to using Debian "Buster"-version
  - using Linux kernel 4.19 by default
  - most software has been updated
  - and a whole lot more...