[Gluster-users] [Gluster-devel] GlusterFS 3.0pre1

Anand Babu Periasamy ab at gluster.com
Mon Nov 2 21:37:19 UTC 2009

Hi Mickey, 3.0's prime focus is virtualization related enhancements. Dynamic volume 
manager (which allows hot-add/remove) is scheduled for 3.1 release. It is planned for Q1 
of 2010. We are also working on file level cloning (writable snapshots), native NFSv3 
translator and S3 compatible protocol. Plan is aggressive. A team of 25 members are 
working very hard towards the schedule. Simultaneously we have brought in some serious 
framework related enhancements in 3.0 addressing stability and reliability.
As you can see, major improvement in 3.0 is self-healing. It not only benefits 
virtualization, but also general purpose file serving.

Additionally, Gluster Platform allows us to give a hardened pre-configured system in the
form of embedded software appliance (compare it to cluster version of open-filer). This
way, a large number of variables (OS and underlying disk file system related bugs) are
removed. Installation has only 2 screens. Entire management is through the browser.

I think once a quarter, we should plan for Gluster Roadmap Meeting through IRC.

At Supercomputing 09, GlusterFS will also be exhibited by Intel, Raid Inc and Mellanox. We
  will also be there. Please let me know if any of you are attending.

Mickey Mazarick wrote:
> When you get a chance can you update the roadmap to reflect the new 
> versions and timetable? We are just interested in when hot-adding vols 
> is available and hot upgrade.
> Thanks!
> -Mickey Mazarick
> Anand Babu Periasamy wrote:
>> Nathan Stratton wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2 Nov 2009, Gordan Bobic wrote:
>>>> It would appear that this requires fuse-devel to build, at least as 
>>>> an RPM. My understanding was that 3.0 doesn't require fuse libraries 
>>>> and talks directly to the kernel module. Is that an error in my 
>>>> understanding or an error in the spec file for building the RPMs?
>>> Wow 3.0! I am still waiting for 2.1, what did I miss?
>>> -Nathan
>> Hi Nathan,
>> 2.1 *is* 3.0. We are launching Gluster Storage Platform 3.0 this week. 
>> We wanted to keep
>> GlusterFS and storage platform version in sync. We had a lot of 
>> discussion internally
>> debating if we should call 2.1 or 3.0. Gluster Platform is a 
>> significant release for us
>> and deserves 3.0 version. Keeping version in sync will remove a lot of 
>> confusion. At least
>> we are not going back from v2008 to v7 ;).

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