[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.6.8 binaries available for testing
Mon, 7 Apr 2014 16:11:45 +0200
Binaries for the first 1.6.8 prerelease are now available for the
Solaris 10, 11
FreeBSD 8.4, 9.1, 9.2, 10.0
RHEL 5, 6
Fedora 18, 19, 20
OpenSUSE 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, factory, tumbleweed
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11SP2, 11SP3=20
and can be accessed through the link/paths given in the announcement.
Thanks are due to Andrew Deason, Ben Kaduk, Christof Hanke and
Stephen Quinney for providing those.
On 2014-04-01, at 16:54, Stephan Wiesand <firstname.lastname@example.org> =
> The OpenAFS 1.6 Release Team announces that the first 1.6.8 release =
> 1.6.8pre1 has been tagged in the OpenAFS source repository, available =
> as tag: openafs-stable-1_6_8pre1 .
> Source files can be accessed via the web at:
> or via AFS at:
> UNIX: /afs/grand.central.org/software/openafs/candidate/1.6.8pre1/
> UNC: \\afs\grand.central.org\software\openafs\candidate\1.6.8pre1\
> No binaries are available yet, but they'll be uploaded as they're =
> Besides many other fixes and enhancements, this release candidate =
> the following significant changes:
> * The default fileserver sync behavior changes from "delayed" to
> "onclose". This means that explicit syncing only happens when a
> volume is detached. This was the recommended option in previous
> stable releases, and it's believed to improve data integrity.
> * When a client is shut down, it will give up its callbacks. The =
> client has been doing this since 2007. Note that older fileservers
> (1.3.50 to 1.4.5 and 1.5.0 to 1.5.27) had a bug in the implementation =
> the relevant RPC that could cause crashes or other undefined behavior
> when this happens.
> For the list of user visible changes foreseen for 1.6.8, please see
> Please note that 1.6.7 will be a security only release based upon =
> The details of this are not yet public, but the relevant changes will =
> part of the final 1.6.8 release, even though they aren't included in =
> 1.6.8pre1 prerelease.
> Please assist us by deploying this prerelease and providing positive =
> negative feedback. Bug reports should be filed to =
> Reports of success should be sent to email@example.com .
> 1.6 releases are no longer targeting MS Windows.
> Stephan Wiesand, 1.6 Branch Release Manager
> for the OpenAFS Release Team
> OpenAFS-announce mailing list