[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.3.71 released

Derrick J Brashear shadow@openafs.org
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 04:27:57 -0400 (EDT)

OpenAFS 1.3.71 is now available for download from the openafs.org web

In addition to the gzipped tarfile of source, binary distributions of
OpenAFS 1.3.71 are available for Windows XP and 2003 as both an MSI and an 
installer package.

For Windows, 1.3.71 is the currently supported stable client. The 
following paragraphs detail changes in the Windows client; Note that if you
have XP and are moving to service pack 2, you need 1.3.70 or later.

For UNIX, 1.3.71 is a milestone in the 1.4 release cycle. Starting in 1.3.70, 
platforms with pthreads support provide a volserver which like the fileserver 
and butc backup system uses pthreads. Solaris versions 8 and above, AIX, IRIX, 
OpenBSD, Darwin, MacOS and Linux clients support large (>2gb) files, and 
provided fileservers have this option enabled. HP-UX may also support large 
files, but has not yet been verified. We hope sites which can do so will make 
use of 1.3.71 on their UNIX platforms and provide feedback to help us fix 
any remaining issues before 1.4 is released.

The most critical change to the Windows client is a fix to ensure the 
cm_Daemon process (which handles background tasks) continues to run and 
maintain up server and callback state information.

The Unix clients include modifications to vfsck for Solaris 9, backing out 
large token support for AIX until a long-term solution is found, updated 
butc XBSA backup agent support, general Linux, NetBSD and AIX updates, and 
a port for Linux on the IBM s390x 64 bit systems.

Derrick Brashear
for the OpenAFS gatekeepers