Cockpit 125

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 123, 124 and 125.

Cockpit is now properly translatable

Cockpit is now properly translatable. It was a big task to extract all the translatable strings and make translations work consistently between the browser and installed tools like the bridge.

We now start also run the login user session with a proper locale and LANG environment variables.

You can help translate cockpit in Zanata or if you find text in the frontend that isn’t translatable, then please do report it.

Display Language Dialog

Display OSTree signatures

Peter implement displaying OSTree tree signatures. You can tell where a certain update tree came from and who signed it.

Display Language Dialog

New expandable views for storage partitions

Marius implemented expandable views in the Storage pages. These let you dive into the details of a particular partition without having to navigate away from the page describing where it lives.

Expandable Logical Volumes

Other storage fixes

Marius did work to fix many other storage related bugs. In particular Cockpit now deals properly with passphrases stored for LUKS encrypted devices, and also no longer offers to format read-only block devices.

Full testing on RHEL 7.3, Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8 Jessie

The Cockpit project started testing on Cockpit on RHEL 7.3, Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8 Jessie along with the operating systems we tested with earlier. These will be part of our usual continuous integration, where we boot thousands or tens of thousands of instances per day to test code changes and contributions.

Marius fixed many bugs we found, and filed operating system bugs in the issue trackers for those operating systems.

You can see the which operating systems we test Cockpit on. There’s no Debian Jessie repository yet, but hopefully we can have that ready as time permits.

System shutdown can be scheduled by date

Fridolin did work a long time ago, so that users could select a specific date and time to schedule a shutdown or reboot of the system. Stef finished that work added tests and it’s now in Cockpit.

Expandable Logical Volumes

Properly terminate user sessions on the Accounts page

The Accounts page now properly terminates user sessions when the Terminate Session button is clicked. We use the correct systemd loginctl commands.

Try it out

Cockpit 125 is available now: