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[tahoe-lafs-weekly-news] TWN #11

From:  Patrick R McDonald <marlowe-AT-antagonism.org>
To:  tahoe-lafs-weekly-news-AT-tahoe-lafs.org, tahoe-dev-AT-tahoe-lafs.org
Subject:  [tahoe-lafs-weekly-news] TWN #11
Date:  Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:06:45 -0400
Message-ID:  <20110815000644.GA2137@statler.antagonism.home>
Archive-link:  Article

=========================================================
 Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News, issue number 14, August 14, 2011
=========================================================

Welcome to the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News (TWN).  Tahoe-LAFS_ is a
secure, distributed storage system. `View TWN on the web`_ *or*
`subscribe to TWN`_.

.. _Tahoe-LAFS: http://tahoe-lafs.org
.. _View TWN on the web: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/wiki/TahoeLAFSWeekl...
.. _subscribe to TWN: http://tahoe-lafs.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tahoe-lafs...

Announcements and News
======================

Development continues apace for 1.9.  While the mailing list is a little
on the quiet side, the developers have been anything but quiet.
#tahoe-lafs is full of activity.  For just a `hint of the activity`_,
take a look here.  I highly you following the ongoings of ticket 393_,
implementing MDMF.  MDMF is the main feature of 1.9.  Definitely
something to keep on your radar.

.. _`hint of the activity`:
http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/timeline?from=2011-...

Free and Open Source Project of the Week
========================================

The Free and Open Source Project of the Week is Nilestore_.  We
mentioned Nilestore previously in `TWN #5`_.

  "Nilestore is a secure and fault tolerant distributed storage system
  built using Kompics component model framework following the design of
  Tahoe-LAFS.

  Nilestore provides means for the users to save their data remotely on
  multiple machines to increase the availability of the data and to
  limit the probability of data loss due to hardware failures." [1_]

Nilestore's web site provides a great `overview of Tahoe-LAFS`_.

.. _Nilestore: https://code.google.com/p/nilestore/
.. _`TWN #5`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~zooko/TWN5.html
.. _1: https://code.google.com/p/nilestore/
.. _`overview of Tahoe-LAFS`: https://code.google.com/p/nilestore/wiki/TahoeLAFSBasics

From the tahoe-dev Mailing List
===============================

The mailing list was relatively quiet this week. However there were a
couple items of interest.

Shu Lin posted an `installation issue`_ with Tahoe-LAFS 1.8.2 on
Windows XP.  As Zooko noted, this is the same issue with Nevow we
mentioned in `TWN #10`_.

.. _`installation issue`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2011-August/006...
.. _`TWN #10`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/~zooko/TWN11.html

Patch Needing Review of the Week
================================

Rather than single out any new patch, this week is dedicated to all the
new patches going into 1.9.  So headed on here_ and pick a patch to
review.  Currently there are 3 patches needing review for 1.9.  Let's
see if we can't halve that number by next week.  Awesome job by everyone
to reduce this number by 3 patches from last week.  The remaining
patches are:

 * 393_ - mutable: implement MDMF
 * 1425_ - blacklist support
 * 1398_ - make docs/performance.rst more precise and accurate

.. _here:
http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/query?status=!close...
.. _393: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/393
.. _1425: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1425
.. _1398: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1398

----

*The Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News is published once a week by The Tahoe-LAFS
Software Foundation, President and Treasurer: Peter Secor. Scribes:
Patrick "marlowe" McDonald, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn, Editor: Zooko.* `View
TWN on the web`_ *or* `subscribe to TWN`_ *. Send your news stories to*
marlowe@antagonism.org_ *- submission deadline: Friday night.*

.. _marlowe@antagonism.org: mailto:marlowe@antagonism.org

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