One of the benefits of having Open Source software is that we can be much more responsive to the needs of our users. And that's what we're doing by making Zenoss Core 4 Service Pack 1 available.
This Service Pack has been a combined effort of our Open Source community and Zenoss developers. A big thanks to Ryan Matte, Egor Puzanov and Zenoss Developers Tim Sanders, Evan Powell, Joseph Hanson and Jason Peacock for their efforts in making Zenoss faster and more robust. The Service Pack process itself is community-run and maintained, and open to your participation.
In a few days, I will be rolling Service Pack 1 into the auto-deploy script so that deploying a fully-patched version of Zenoss will become a completely automatic process. We want everyone to have the best possible experience with Zenoss, and this is a great way to make that happen.
We will continue to use Service Packs to roll out timely fixes to notable bugs found by our Open Source community.
We know that many of you use Zenoss Core for your own business and consultancies, and we see this as a way of partnering with our community to deliver the timely updates you need to make your Zenoss Core 4 deployments a success. In addition, we are planning an additional official maintenance release before the end of the year, which will result in freshly-built RPMs with many more improvements included.
Happy monitoring, and please be sure to check out Zenoss Core 4 Service Pack 1 and post your feedback below.
As this is a community-run effort, we are open to addressing issues you encounter in your deployments of Zenoss Core 4, so be sure to file bugs on jira.zenoss.com for issues you encounter, and chat with us here (or on #zenoss on irc.freenode.net) to let us know what you need from us to make your Core 4 deployments a success!