• Initial public release of TurnKey Canvas.
  • Canvas related:
    • Canvas LMS and nodejs installed from latest upstream version. Redis server installed from Squeeze backports as required.
    • Set Canvas admin password and email on firstboot (convenience, security).
    • Set Canvas domain to serve on first boot (convenience).
    • Pre-configured to use MySQL (recommended for production).
    • Includes Canvas automated jobs daemon initscript (disabled by default).
    • Includes Apache pre-configured with passenger support, with SSL support out of the box (performance, security).
  • Regenerates all secrets during installation / firstboot (security).
  • MySQL related:
    • Set MySQL root password on firstboot (convenience, security).
    • Force MySQL to use Unicode/UTF8.
  • Includes postfix MTA (bound to localhost) for sending of email (e.g. password recovery). Also includes webmin postfix module for convenience.

Major component versions

canvas-lms revision db0034c (upstream archive)
rails 2.3.14
ruby-enterprise 1.8.7-2012.02
ruby 4.5
ruby-dev 4.5
apache2 2.2.16-6+squeeze7
mysql-server 5.1.63-0+squeeze1
redis-server 2.4.15-1~bpo60+2 (backported package)
build-essential 11.5
imagemagick 8:

Note: Please refer to turnkey-core's changelog for changes common to all appliances. Here we only describe changes specific to this appliance.