[tahoe-dev] Tahoe-LAFS v1.6 is still coming soon

Nathan Eisenberg nathan at atlasnetworks.us
Wed Jan 20 17:06:09 UTC 2010


Sounds great - thanks for the update - and thanks to the contributing developers for their hard work!

I guess you can have a weekend off.  ;)

Best Regards,
Nathan Eisenberg

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tahoe-dev-bounces at allmydata.org [mailto:tahoe-dev-
> bounces at allmydata.org] On Behalf Of Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:00 PM
> To: tahoe-dev at allmydata.org
> Subject: [tahoe-dev] Tahoe-LAFS v1.6 is still coming soon
> Folks:
> Thanks to the generous contributions of our team of volunteers, we're
> making progress on several important features.  You can follow along
> on the trac timeline -- http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/timeline --
> and roadmap -- http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/roadmap .  Also, we
> need help!  Manual testing, documentation editing, packaging for your
> favorite operating system (especially if your favorite operating
> system is Windows), and code-review are all much needed.
> Our earlier plan to finalize Tahoe-LAFS v1.6 last weekend completely
> failed, as issues #778 and #833 proved to be a lot more work to solve
> than I imagined.  The solutions that we are now implementing seem to
> have excellent properties of robustness, security and forward-
> compatibility, so I'm not too worried about the delay.  Kevan
> Carstensen is working on #778 with me primarily reviewing his code
> (although other reviewers are more than welcome to also review it --
> #778 is a tricky problem).  David-Sarah Hopwood is working on #833
> with Brian Warner planning, I believe, to be the primary reviewed of
> his code (although again it would help to have more reviewers for
> added assurance).
> Also there are several patches from François Deppierraz and David-
> Sarah waiting to be reviewed by someone else: http://allmydata.org/
> trac/tahoe/wiki/PatchReviewProcess
> This coming weekend I'm going to be spending a lot of time with my
> two boys, having sent my wife off on a visit to another city.  I
> predict that Kevan, Brian, David-Sarah, François, and other
> volunteers will get a lot of good hacking done in my absence and that
> we'll release Tahoe-LAFS v1.6 sometime next week.
> Regards,
> Zooko
> http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/778#"shares of happiness" is
> the wrong measure; "servers of happiness" is better
> http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/833#reject mutable children
> when *reading* an immutable dirnode
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