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Release Name: 0.23.0

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Changes: Modified the fileserver to cache file information, so that each file isn't being read on every connection. Also, added londo's patch from #678 to avoid reading entire files into memory. Fixed environment handling in the crontab provider (#669). Added patch by trombik in #572, supporting old-style freebsd init scripts with '.sh' endings. Added fink package provider (#642), as provided by 'do'. Marked the dpkg package provider as versionable (#647). Applied patches by trombik to fix FreeBSD ports (#624 and #628). Fixed the CA server so that it refuses to send back a certificate whose public key doesn't match the CSR. Instead, it tells the user to run 'puppetca --clean'. Invalid certificates are no longer written to disk (#578). Added a package provider (appdmg) able to install .app packages on .dmg files on OS X (#641). Applied the patch from #667 to hopefully kill the client hanging problems (permanently, this time). Fixed functions so that they accept most other rvalues as valid values (#548). COMPATIBILITY ALERT: Significantly reworked external node support, in a way that's NOT backward-compatible: Only ONE node source can be used -- you can use LDAP, code, or an external node program, but not more than one. LDAP node support has two changes: First, the "ldapattrs" attribute is now used for setting the attributes to retrieve from the server (in addition to required attriutes), and second, all retrieved attributes are set as variables in the top scope. This means you can set attributes on your LDAP nodes and they will automatically appear as variables in your configurations. External node support has been completely rewritten. These programs must now generate a YAML dump of a hash, with "classes" and "parameters" keys. The classes should be an array, and the parameters should be a hash. The external node program has no support for parent nodes -- the script must handle that on its own. Reworked the database schema used to store configurations with the storeconfigs option. Replaced the obsolete RRD ruby library with the maintained RubyRRDtool library (which requires rrdtool2) (#659). The Portage package provider now calls eix-update automatically when eix's database is absent or out of sync (#666). Mounts now correctly handle existing fstabs with no pass or dump values (#550). Mounts now default to 0 for pass and dump (#112). Added urpmi support (#592). Finishing up the type => provider interface work. Basically, package providers now return lists of provider instances. In the proces, I rewrote the interface between package types and providers, and also enabled prefetching on all packages. This should significantly speed up most package operations. Hopefully fixing the file descriptor/open port problems, with patches from Valentin Vidic. Significantly reworked the type => provider interface with respect to listing existing provider instances. The class method on both class heirarchies has been renamed to 'instances', to start. Providers are now expected to return provider instances, instead of creating resources, and the resource's 'instances' method is expected to find the matching resource, if any, and set the resource's provider appropriately. This *significantly* reduces the reliance on effectively global state (resource references in the resource classes). This global state will go away soon. Along with this change, the 'prefetch' class method on providers now accepts the list of resources for prefetching. This again reduces reliance on global state, and makes the execution path much easier to follow. Fixed #532 -- reparsing config files now longer throws an exception. Added some warnings and logs to the service type so users will be encouraged to specify either "ensure" or "enabled" and added debugging to indicate why restarting is skipped when it is. Changed the location of the classes.txt to the state directory. Added better error reporting on unmatched brackets. Moved puppetd and puppetmasterd to sbin in svn and fixed install.rb to copy them into sbin on the local system appropriately. (#323) Added a splay option (#501). It's disabled when running under --test in puppetd. The value is random but cached. It defaults to the runinterval but can be tuned with --splaylimit Changing the notify type so that it always uses the loglevel. Fixing #568 - nodes can inherit from quoted node names. Tags (and thus definitions and classes) can now be a single character. (#566) Added an 'undef' keyword (#629), which will evaluate to "" within strings but when used as a resource parameter value will cause that parameter to be evaluated as undefined. Changed the topological sort algorithm (#507) so it will always fail on cycles. Added a 'dynamicfacts' configuration option; any facts in that comma-separated list will be ignored when comparing facts to see if they have changed and thus whether a recompile is necessary. Renamed some poorly named internal variables: @models in providers are now either @resource or @resource_type (#605). @children is no longer used except by components (#606). @parent is now @resource within parameters (#607). The old variables are still set for backward compatibility. Significantly reworking configuration parsing. Executables all now look for 'puppet.conf' (#206), although they will parse the old-style configuration files if they are present, although they throw a deprecation warning. Also, file parameters (owner, mode, group) are now set on the same line as the parameter, in brackets. (#422) Added transaction summaries (available with the --summarize option), useful for getting a quick idea of what happened in a transaction. Currently only useful on the client or with the puppet interpreter. Changed the interal workings for retrieve and removed the :is attribute from Property. The retrieve methods now return the current value of the property for the system. Removed acts_as_taggable from the rails models.