[Gluster-users] Announcing Gluster Release 5
dm at belkam.com
Tue Oct 23 16:45:27 UTC 2018
23.10.2018 19:30, Shyam Ranganathan пишет:
> On 10/23/2018 11:13 AM, Dmitry Melekhov wrote:
>> Looks like there are no major changes since 4.1...
>> Why major release ?
> Any enhancement made post a release, is not back-ported to the existing
> stable release, and every 4 months a release is made that includes these
> enhancements. Thus a new release.
> Also, all bug fixes made to mainline branch are not back-ported to
> existing stable releases, as they may either not be a problem or not
> reported against said release. Fixes that are deemed critical are
> back-ported, but not all fixes. Thus every 4 months a release is made
> that helps provide a more stable base for the users of, existing
> features of, the project.
> Hope this answers the need for a release around every 4 month mark.
Well, AFAIR, there were plans that glusterd2 will be stable in 4.1,
so we'll have to migrate to glusterd2, all future ( since 4.2) releases
will support only glusterd2.
Now 5.0 is available, but glusterd2 is still not ready.
May be it is better to mark releases according to features, not timeline?
AFAIR, "when ready" is usual policy for opensource projects, RedHat
renumber this anyway for commercial version :-)
> For further release numbering change/context (in case that was a
> question) please see this mail around the same,
>> 23.10.2018 17:47, Shyam Ranganathan пишет:
>>> The Gluster community is pleased to announce the release of 5.0, our
>>> latest release.
>>> This is a major release that includes a range of code improvements and
>>> stability fixes with some management and standalone features as noted
>>> A selection of the key features and changes are documented on this 
>>> 1. Releases that receive maintenance updates post release 5 are, 4.1 and
>>> 5. (see )
>>> **NOTE:** 3.12 long term maintenance release, will reach end of life
>>> (EOL) with the release of 5.0. (see )
>>> 2. Release 5 will receive maintenance updates around the 10th of every
>>> month for the first 3 months post release (i.e Nov'18, Dec'18, Jan'19).
>>> Post the initial 3 months, it will receive maintenance updates every 2
>>> months till EOL. (see )
>>> Major changes and features:
>>> 1) Management:
>>> IMP: GlusterD2 in Gluster-5 is still considered a preview and is
>>> experimental. It should not be considered ready for production use.
>>> Users should still expect some breaking changes even though all efforts
>>> would be taken to ensure that these can be avoided. As GD2 is still
>>> under heavy development, new features can be expected throughout the
>>> Gluster 5 release.
>>> The following major changes have been committed to GlusterD2 since
>>> - Volume snapshots
>>> - Volume heal
>>> - Tracing with Opencensus
>>> - Portmap refactoring
>>> - Smartvol API merged with volume create API
>>> - Configure GlusterD2 with environment variables
>>> 2) Standalone
>>> - Entry creation and handling, consistency is improved
>>> - Python code in Gluster packages is Python 3 ready
>>> - Quota fsck script to correct quota accounting
>>> - Added noatime option in utime xlator
>>> - Added ctime-invalidation option in quick-read xlator
>>> - Added shard-deletion-rate option in shard xlator
>>> - Removed last usage of MD5 digest in code, towards better FIPS
>>> - Code improvements
>>> 3) Bugs Addressed
>>> The release notes also contain bugs addresses in this release.
>>>  Release notes: https://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/release-notes/5.0/
>>>  Release schedule: https://www.gluster.org/release-schedule/
>>>  Gluster release cadence and version changes:
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