[OpenAFS] Windows and Mac auto-update?

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:12:45 -0400

On Sat, 2013-10-12 at 12:51 -0400, stephen@physics.unc.edu wrote:
> What's the current thinking (plans?) regarding auto-update functionality 
> for the Windows and Mac OpenAFS client packages?

No thanks.  The infrastructure from which these software packages are
distributed is operated on a volunteer basis using donated equipment,
facilities, and network service.  Such an update mechanism would likely
result in a significant increase in load which we are not prepared to

Unlike major operating systems and web browsers, OpenAFS does not
release security-critical updates every few weeks.

-- Jeff