GNS3 Announcement: Official Release of GNS3 0.7 StableWritten by LBSources from http://www.gns3-labs.com on February 28th, 2010 | 15 Comments
Hello All .. The stable release of GNS3 0.7 is now among us and ready. For those who gave the 0.7RC a try must have been very frustrating. There were just some strange issues with it. as if Its not enough just to figure out a lab your working on, then to have to deal with software issues as well – I know I’ve had some bad labbing sessions with 0.7RC. So what I did was just downgrade until 0.7 was final.
But out with the old and in with the new! There are some very nice additions and fixes in the latest version.
- Links can be removed from Qemu based nodes! Woohoo!
- The ability to use IDS/IPS in your labs now
- Start-up config editor and configuration dialog box. No more back-end hacking of config files or painful copy-n-paste of locations to config files.
- Undo (I could have used this many times!)
- Eliminated the auto-start of labs when loaded
- Certified Windows 7, MAC Snow Leopard and Ubuntu compatible.
There is also a mention of host emulation in testing! A linux host emulation that will be ready by the next release. It’s mentioned it will be based off of linux micro core and will also be available in a standalone version as well.. Interesting.
There are still many elements to the new versions that need some explaining and documentation. They mention in the next few weeks we should see this floating around soon. I believe that a lot of this should surface now that the overall application is stable again. The last release had people dealing more with application issues than trying out the new features implemented in 07RC.
A good place to start for documentation is the GNS3 Technical Blog, then try the GNS3 Forums. The forums are a better place to start for help first. Jeremy does frequently check in and there are tons of other folks willing to help there also.
Here is the official work from the GNS3 team
Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/27/2010 – 13:55
GNS3 0.7 is now released, it includes lot of bug fixes and improvements as well as some new features:
* Support & debugging on Windows 7.
* Qemuwrapper improvements & Windows compatibility.
* Integration of Cisco IDS/IPS, including a new symbol.
* Qemu 0.11.0 patched and Putty have been added in the Windows all-in-one package.
* An option to show the z coordinate of any object on the scene (View -> Show layers).
* Interface labels follow their moving parent nodes.
* Modified interface labels are saved in .net files.
* Option to slow start nodes (wait x seconds between each start).
* Links connected to Qemu based nodes are now removable (nodes have to be shutdown to do so).
* Possibility to set an hypervisor for Ethernet switches, ATM switches, ATM bridges and Frame Relay switches.
* New symbols for voice labs (Call manager, SIP server, IP phone, voice router, voice access server and PBX).
* New dialog window to browse and change a router startup-config.
* Undo/redo of actions is now supported.
* Qemu & qemu-img paths are saved in .net files if needed.
* Slight improvements for the snapshot system, including a new dialog window to manage it.
* Wics description in tooptips.
* Wics restoration from .net files.
* Support of relative paths in .net files (if the base path is the same as the .net file).
* Test button to validate you can launch Qemuwrapper, Qemu and qemu-img.
* New translation in Czech (thanks to Ondrej Filip).
* Lot of various small bug fixes and improvements.
* “versions” command to display Qt, PyQt and SIP versions
This version has been tested on the following OS:
* Windows 7 Professional x86 (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)
* Windows XP SP3 x86 (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)
* Ubuntu 9.10 (Qt 4.5.2, PyQt 4.6.1, SIP 4.9.1)
* Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)
Note that GNS3 doesn’t work properly with Qt 4.6.1 and 4.6.2 (graphical bugs)
Help us to improve GNS3, please post your bugs report on the forum, under Development -> Bug reports
An emulated host based on a very small Linux (likely to be Linux microcore) is under development and will be distributed with the next releases as well as in standalone. The documentation and translations will be updated in the next weeks.
Hope you will appreciate this new version which is a big strep forward.
Thanks again and hats off to the hard working GNS3 team for continuing to bring us such a vital tool to use to achive goals that are literally life changing and not costing us any out of pocket cast.. Very much appreciated. For those who dislike GNS3 for whatever reason.. That just fine, to each his own