Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 152.

Add Applications page

This version introduces the “Applications” tool page. This is an extension point for third-party software to add themselves to the Cockpit interface, by shipping appropriate AppStream metadata.

Note that at the moment there are no real Cockpit applications available yet. For testing this feature on Fedora, Marius Vollmer provides a COPR repository that can be enabled with these commands:

dnf copr enable mvo/cockpit-app-freeipa
dnf install appstream-data-mvo

See it in action:

Add automatic update configuration for dnf to Software Updates

On Fedora ≥ 26, the Software Updates page now offers to enable and configure dnf-automatic for automatic daily or weekly updates.

For now this is only shown if the dnf-automatic package is already installed. Future Cockpit versions will install that on demand, and also cover Debian/Ubuntu systems.

Automatic Updates

Fix cockpit-bridge crash if /etc/os-release does not exist

Some environments (particularly Docker containers) might not have an /etc/os-release file, which cockpit-bridge previously required.

Try it out

Cockpit 152 is available now: