[Gluster-users] [Gluster-Maintainers] Announcing Gluster release 4.0.0 (Short Term Maintenance)
avishwan at redhat.com
Wed Mar 14 07:02:16 UTC 2018
On 03/14/2018 07:13 AM, Shyam Ranganathan wrote:
> The Gluster community celebrates 13 years of development with this
> latest release, Gluster 4.0. This release enables improved integration
> with containers, an enhanced user experience, and a next-generation
> management framework. The 4.0 release helps cloud-native app developers
> choose Gluster as the default scale-out distributed file system.
> We’re highlighting some of the announcements, major features and changes
> here, but our release notes have announcements, expanded major
> changes and features, and bugs addressed in this release.
> Major enhancements:
> - Management
> GlusterD2 (GD2) is a new management daemon for Gluster-4.0. It is a
> complete rewrite, with all new internal core frameworks, that make it
> more scalable, easier to integrate with and has lower maintenance
> requirements. This replaces GlusterD.
> A quick start guide  is available to get started with GD2.
> Although GD2 is in tech preview for this release, it is ready to use for
> forming and managing new clusters.
> - Monitoring
> With this release, GlusterFS enables a lightweight method to access
> internal monitoring information.
> - Performance
> There are several enhancements to performance in the disperse translator
> and in the client side metadata caching layers.
> - Other enhancements of note
> This release adds: ability to run Gluster on FIPS compliant systems,
> ability to force permissions while creating files/directories, and
> improved consistency in distributed volumes.
> - Developer related
> New on-wire protocol version and full type encoding of internal
> dictionaries on the wire, Global translator to handle per-daemon
> options, improved translator initialization structure, among a few other
> improvements, that help streamline development of newer translators.
> Release packages (or where to get them) are available at  and are
> signed with . The upgrade guide for this release can be found at 
> Related announcements:
> - As 3.13 was a short term maintenance release, it will reach end of
> life (EOL) with the release of 4.0.0 .
> - Releases that receive maintenance updates post 4.0 release are, 3.10,
> 3.12, 4.0 .
> - With this release, the CentOS storage SIG will not build server
> packages for CentOS6. Server packages will be available for CentOS7
> only. For ease of migrations, client packages on CentOS6 will be
> published and maintained, as announced here .
>  Release notes:
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>  Packages: https://download.gluster.org/pub/gluster/glusterfs/4.0/
>  Packages signed with:
>  Upgrade guide:
>  Release schedule: https://www.gluster.org/release-schedule/
>  GD2 quick start:
>  CentOS Storage SIG CentOS6 support announcement:
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