EasyEngine v4 Beta-4 Release

We have released EasyEngine v4 Beta-4.

The missing features that are necessary for an MVP are postfix, to have basic mail functionality, and a migration script to migrate from EasyEngine v3 to v4. Other than that, we need to tweak the configuration, of Nginx, PHP and MySQL and the other tools in the stack to work harmoniously with a containerized environment.

This beta release fixes issues found in beta-1,beta-2 and beta-3 releases and also introduces a few features. Please leave us helpful comment or report issues on our GitHub repo.

You can get started on our currently supported OSs (Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04 and Debian 8) using –

wget -qO ee rt.cx/ee4beta && sudo bash ee

We repeat, v4 is not ready for production. For instruction on how to install on currently unsupported distributions, please see installation instructions.

New Additions

Cron command – We’re using Ofelia, a job scheduler for our cron requirements in a Docker-based container environment. We introduced a new command ee cron to interact with Ofelia where you can add, delete and update a cron job and also list all jobs.

# Adds a cron job on example.com every minute
ee cron add example.com --command='wp cron event run --due-now' --schedule='* * * * *'
# Lists all scheduled cron jobs of example.com
ee cron list example.com

Checkout our cron command repository for more details.

Bug fixes and other improvements

  1. Add a provision to uninstall EasyEngine. Issue: https://github.com/EasyEngine/easyengine/issues/1125 PR: https://github.com/EasyEngine/easyengine/pull/1127
  2. Update database to accommodate cron-command.
  3. Update tests and separate EasyEngine cli tests and site tests.
  4. Fix letsencrypt site recreation bug. Issue: https://github.com/EasyEngine/easyengine/issues/1123 and https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/issues/71 PR: https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/pull/76
  5. Update webroot from /var/www/html to /var/www/htdocs. PR: https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/pull/81 and https://github.com/EasyEngine/dockerfiles/pull/25
  6. Add confirmation to destructive commands such as site delete. Issue: https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/issues/50 PR: https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/pull/56
  7. Add a provision to choose primary domain (with-www or without-www) and redirect from one to the other. Issue: https://github.com/EasyEngine/easyengine/issues/1021 PR: https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/pull/70
  8. Add Travis tests and integrations PR: https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/pull/69
  9. Add more tests for subdir and subdom sites. https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/pull/74
  10. Add labels to site containers. https://github.com/EasyEngine/site-command/pull/78

Release Link: v4.0.0-beta.4 release

3 responses to “EasyEngine v4 Beta-4 Release”

  1. Excellent. Will have a play. I currently use EE multisite, works very nicely, for multiple low traffic sites with little resource usage. Could even handle a few larger ones I am sure.

    Multisite installs are not compatible with everything though. A little fiddly in ways. So the having proper WP installs in containers, but sharing a DB, will achieve the same economical effect, minus much of the downside.

    Very keen to see the final product. What’s your rough guesstimate on timings for that?

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