|| ||"Zooko O'Whielacronx" <zooko-AT-zooko.com> |
|| ||lwn-AT-lwn.net |
|| ||Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News, edition 1, 2011-05-28 |
|| ||Sat, 28 May 2011 06:14:04 -0600|
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Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News, issue number 1
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News,
brought to you by Patrick McDonald and Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn, scribes.
Announcements and News
Brian Warner is the release manager for 1.9.0_. The plan for release
is late July with Kevan's Medium-Sized Distributed Mutable Files
(MDMF_) being the major new change. MDMF will implement almost the
same protocol and format as the current SDMF files. However it
provides the following new features:
* efficient random-access reads of arbitrary spans
* fairly efficient random-access writes to arbitrary spans
* allow more than one segment's worth of data
.. _1.9.0: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/milestone/1.9.0
.. _MDMF: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/393
Tahoe-LAFS needs people to do code reviews. There is worry that the
mandatory code review process may be slowly down the project too much.
There are currently fifteen_ tickets which need review. Please help the
project out by reviewing a patch. This page_ covers how to review a
.. _page: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/PatchReviewPro...
Planning has begun for the First International Tahoe-LAFS Summit, to
be held June 27 to June 30, 2011 in San Francisco.
The volunteergrid2_ is looking for inaugural members who meet their
requirements of uptime and capacity.
.. _volunteergrid2: http://www.bigpig.org
Peter Secor on behalf of AllMyData released_ the code for webdrive.
.. _released: http://tahoe-lafs.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2011-May/006345...
.. _WebDrive: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-webdrive/browser
Peter Secor on behalf of AllMyData released the source code for the
Tahoe-LAFS `iPhone client`_.
.. _iPhone client: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-iphone-client
Patrick McDonald volunteered to provide the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News and
help with documentation.
Tahoe-LAFS is now one of the backends that git-annex_ can store files
in. git-annex is a tool that uses all of git's machinery for
identifying and tracking files, but stores the actual complete
contents of the files in a separate location instead of in the git
repo itself. See `The RelatedProjects Page`_ on the Tahoe-LAFS wiki
for other cool hacks.
.. _git-annex: http://git-annex.branchable.com/special_remotes/
.. _The RelatedProjects Page:
.. Please change this version number whenever you edit this file!
.. version: 2.1
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