[OpenAFS] Happy Holidays -- Another year in the life of OpenAFS
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 01:51:45 -0500
The holiday season and the end of 2011 is upon us. As we look back on
the year there is much for the OpenAFS user community to be thankful of:
* The demand attach file server finally made it into a
production release three years after the initial contribution hit
the master branch.
* The developers continued to keep up with new releases of Linux
and MacOS X.
* The native Windows client is finally in production use after more
than four years of active development.
* Forty five developers including several new names contributed
code, graphics or documentation which continues to rank OpenAFS
as one of the largest active open source projects on the planet.
Looking forward to 2012 the community can expect the deployment of new
security solutions, improved cache coherency, and additional file system
If there is a dark side to 2011 it has been the continued concentration
of code contributions from a very small number of commercial entities
and a failure of the user community to pick up the pace of re-writing
the end user and administrator documentation. It is my hope that new
volunteers will step forward in 2012. One thought might be organizing a
documentation weekend where volunteers can collaborate with a focused
effort one chapter at a time.
I want to say a very special thank you to the gatekeepers for all of
their efforts. The volunteer gatekeepers provide services that are
crucial to the success of OpenAFS including release management, code
review, architecture design, bug fixer of last resort, and evangelism.
The gatekeepers would of course have nothing the manage without the
contributions of the developers. The following is the list of
developers whose code were added to the master branch during 2011 (order
by number of commits):
Jonathan A. Kollasch
Edward Z. Yang
Thomas L. Kula
Ryan C. Underwood
Asanka C. Herath
With that said I want to wish everyone a Happy or Merry holiday of your
preference and a Happy New Year!!!