[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.3.75 released

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Thu, 9 Dec 2004 08:31:02 -0500 (EST)

OpenAFS 1.3.75 is now available for download from the openafs.org web

In addition to the gzipped tarfile of source, binary distributions of
OpenAFS 1.3.75 are available for Windows XP and 2003 as both an MSI and an 
installer package.

For Windows, 1.3.75 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, 1.3.75 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 1.3.75 on their UNIX 
platforms and provide feedback to help us fix any remaining issues before 
1.4 is released.

The Windows client adds multihomed fileserver support, validates the DLLs 
used by the afsd service, and allows forcing ANSI character set filenames.

The UNIX client fixes a disk cache issue for Linux 2.6, a symbol problem 
for the IRIX cache manager, updates AIX 5 support, adds Usermode Linux 2.6 
support, and fixes AMD64 Linux 2.6 support.

Derrick Brashear
for the OpenAFS gatekeepers