Re: CryptoNAS v0.3.5 is here!
Not mdadm *setup*, no. From what I understand, it *should* use a md device if it
already exists, but I haven't tested that capability. The known issues I
can think of off the top of my head are:
- Avahi IPv4 LL auto-config is disabled, though multicast name
- DHCP and manual partition setup are turned off in this release
- Some checkins by Lars didn't make it into this release, since they
broke unit tests and so far I haven't made them work myself
- No debian-compatible public repositories for now (I know the basics of
reprepro now, but I have doubts about putting a mirror on my little
- Some features are missing that make it not-ready-for-1.0 material
- The archives really should be signed, but I don't have signatures on
my GPG key that would lead a broad audience to trust it
In spite of this, after using it at home for a while and beating on it
for a few days using smbtorture, I judged it stable enough for a pre-1.0
release. It adds Chinese support, fixes some translations in languages
other than German, includes source for all included Debian packages, and
adds support for booting from USB sticks (and other block devices).
It would be reasonable to test it yourself before using it for
business-critical data, but I trust it for my own NAS needs.
> I 'm happy to see that this project is still kickin. =-O
> I will seed for the weekend also.
> Is this release incorporating raid (mdadm) disk setup?
> James Crofts wrote:
>> I finally set up a Debian package repository, which made it possible
>> for "lh_source" to complete. This was essential because it was the
>> only feasible way to include the source on physical media. As you
>> know, the GNU GPL requires source code to be available in order to
>> distribute programs legally.
>> This release would not have happened without a friend, who sold me a
>> used server at a very reasonable price for use as a build server.
>> Torrents for the release are available at
>> http://snapshots.cryptonas.org/pub/cryptonas-live/ . If you can,
>> please help by being a seeder. I plan to seed over this "release
>> weekend" from a second location as well as my home server.
>> I haven't heard from Age or Lars in a long time, so I have to assume
>> I'm the only (semi) active developer at this point. If you would like
>> to help announce this release on Free Software-related websites such
>> as Freshmeat, send me an email. I haven't had a chance to update the
>> website to reflect the release; some of you may have the necessary
>> SVN permissions, or perhaps not.