[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.3.73 released

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:21:26 -0400 (EDT)

OpenAFS 1.3.73 is now available for download from the openafs.org web

In addition to the gzipped tarfile of source, binary distributions of
OpenAFS 1.3.73 are available for Windows XP and 2003 as both an MSI and an 
installer package.

For Windows, 1.3.73 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, 1.3.73 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 not re-establish Rx 
connections unnecessarily frequently to fileservers.

The most critical change to the Unix servers is a fix to deal with Windows
clients which do estbalish frequent unnecessary Rx connections.

NOTE: the earlier 1.3.72 source release is withdrawn. The 1.3.72 Windows 
client matches the 1.3.73 client exactly, only a cvs commit error and the 
resulting distributed source for 1.3.72 was affected.

Derrick Brashear
for the OpenAFS gatekeepers