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23.5.0 ‘Thebe’ released

Thebe is the latest entry in our quarterly rollup series. It branches off from our main rolling Voyager development into a fixed target for our partners to qualify and build upon. 

Like Comet’s previous recent quarterly software releases, ‘Thebe’ is named after a moon of Jupiter, which in turn takes its name from an ancient Greek mythological figure. It is a very small moon with only 0.004x earth’s gravity, meaning it is less likely to shape itself into a sphere – in fact a large impact crater covers around 40% of its surface area.

It was discovered by the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft in 1979, but owing to its small size and position, almost nothing more could be discovered until the next spacecraft Galileo visited two decades later. Scientists believe it contains water ice.

As for the software, Comet 23.5.0 ‘Thebe’ brings 10 features and 22 enhancements, including S3 Object Lock support for immutable protection against ransomware, a new design for the Comet Server web interface, an official Docker container, a C# SDK, support for Azure Key Vault codesigning, and more.

As always for a new quarterly release, there are two changelogs for 23.5.0 ‘Thebe’ depending on whether you are coming from the previous quarterly release or the previous Voyager release:

Changes compared to 23.2.2

Breaking Changes

This release makes some changes to how codesigning works in Comet Server, which includes bundling a PKCS#11 engine.

  • If you are using a hardware dongle for Authenticode EV codesigning, you may require an updated codesigning configuration
  • Performing Windows codesigning from an ARM64 Linux version of Comet Server now requires glibc

New Features

  • Cosmetic overhaul for the Comet Server web interface

  • An official Comet Server docker container, which offers MSPs another deployment option. For more details, visit this link
  • Support for Azure Key Vault as an option for Windows Authenticode codesigning

  • Ability to use S3 object locking
  • New option to permanently remove files marked for deletion in versioned S3 storage
  • New Comet Server home page widgets for Protected Items types, server storage, server self-backup, and server replication
  • When configuring an exclusion via Policy in the Comet Server web interface, default suggested exclusion paths have been added
  • Ability to search for items to restore within Storage Vault snapshots via the Comet Server web interface
  • A Test Connection button has been added to Storage Template configuration dialog
  • Authenticode codesigning has been applied to the Comet Backup client uninstaller on Windows

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