On the 31st of August the OpenPanel team released OpenApp, a series of Ubuntu 10.01 LTS based packes that are optimised for a single application or website. OpenApp runs a stripped down version of OpenPanel with some extra functionality specific to the relevant software. OpenApp turns out to be quite popular because users can quickly deploy optimised servers allowing them to focus on their business instead of becoming installation experts.
OpenApp is available as a package and also as VMware image. Since the launch we have added 3 applications and we currently offer the following versions:
The complete OpenApp wiki can be found here.
Today we launched the 1.1 version adding the following functionality:
* You can activate FTP uploading from the control panel.
* Backups can be made or removed from the interface.
* Control automatic updates of system software from the interface.
* Packages are signed using our GPG key
Besides the above points we fixed bugs and made various small improvements. The next steps will be to add more backup and update management and a bugtracking image. Please let uw know if you have any ideas about how to make OpenApp more useful to you.