[OpenAFS] OpenAFS Release 1.8.0 available

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk@mit.edu
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:07:14 -0500

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The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the
first release in a new stable series of releases, OpenAFS 1.8.0.
Source files can be accessed via the web at:


or via AFS at:

        UNIX: /afs/grand.central.org/software/openafs/1.8.0/
        UNC: \\afs\grand.central.org\software\openafs\1.8.0\

The new stable relase branch includes sweeping changes throughout
the tree; please consult the release notes for full details.  Very
brief highlights include: a new KeyFileExt for long-term keys that
supersedes rxkad.keytab, a new (logrotate-compatible) log rotation
scheme, pthreaded ubik servers enabled by default along with other
pthread conversions, many additional code quality fixes spotted by
static analysis tools, the use of Heimdal's roken and crypto support
libraries, and API and file support for many configuration knobs.
This release also switches the client to use encryption by default,
to match many distribution packages and the Windows client, and
removes support for Linux versions prior to 2.6.

The changes since the last release candidate are just some
documentation updates, a build fix for FreeBSD clients, a fix for
ENOTDIR issues seen on RedHat 7.5 Linux, improvements to the RPM
packaging, and fixing a NUL-termination bug.

I would like to take this chance to thank the many people who worked
tirelessly to make this release happen: the developers contributing
code and code review, everyone who has tested and ran the
pre-release versions (including in production!), and the moral
support from everyone to help get the release finished.  There are
too many people to name them all, but know indeed that your efforts
are greatly appreciated!

Please assist the guardians by deploying and testing this release and
providing positive or negative feedback.  Bug reports should be filed
to openafs-bugs@openafs.org ; reports of successes should be sent to

Benjamin Kaduk
for the OpenAFS Guardians

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