[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.5.24 released

Jeffrey Altman openafs-info@openafs.org
Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:11:22 -0400

1.5.24 is the recommended production ready release of OpenAFS for
Microsoft Windows users.  It supports all Microsoft Windows operating
systems from Windows 2000 through Windows Vista including both 32-bit
and 64-bit architectures.  The 1.5.24 release continues the recent
efforts at optimizing the performance of the Windows client and
improving its scalability.

For UNIX, Linux, and MacOS X the recommend production ready release of
OpenAFS continues to be 1.4.4.  The 1.5.24 Windows client is fully
compatible with all AFS server versions.

Please visit http://www.openafs.org/windows.html for up to date
information on the status of the OpenAFS for Windows client.

Significant changes since 1.5.23:

Microsoft Windows:

  * A null pointer could be dereferenced when crossing symlinks
    that would result in a panic.  If you have 1.5.22 or 1.5.23
    install you should install this update.

Known issues in the Windows client:
    * Beta versions of the Network Identity Manager AFS plug-in must
      be uninstalled prior to the installation of OpenAFS 1.5.24
    * Windows Vista does not support the old WinHelp file format used
      by afscreds.exe and afs_control.exe.
    * On Windows Vista, afscreds.exe and afs_config.exe are not User
      Account Control (UAC) compatible and must be "Run as
      Administrator" in order to modify the AFS Client Configuration or
      start/stop the AFS client service.

Please send reports of successful deployments to
openafs-info@openafs.org and report problems to openafs-bugs@openafs.org.

Jeffrey Altman
for the OpenAFS Gatekeepers