svn commit: r44559 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Gabor Pali pgj at
Tue Apr 15 10:08:25 UTC 2014

Author: pgj
Date: Tue Apr 15 10:08:24 2014
New Revision: 44559

  - Add 2014Q1 status report on ZFSguru
  Submitted by:	Jason Edwards <sub.mesa at>


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml	Mon Apr 14 22:29:04 2014	(r44558)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml	Tue Apr 15 10:08:24 2014	(r44559)
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@
     <!-- XXX: Keep the number of entries updated -->
     <p>Thanks to all the reporters for the excellent work!  This
-      report contains 38 entries and we hope you enjoy reading it.</p>
+      report contains 39 entries and we hope you enjoy reading it.</p>
     <p>The deadline for submissions covering between April and
       June 2014 is July 7th, 2014.</p>
@@ -2398,4 +2398,92 @@ device vt_efifb</pre>
 	in this quarter.</p>
+  <project cat='proj'>
+    <title>ZFSguru</title>
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Jason</given>
+	  <common>Edwards</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>sub.mesa at</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+    <links>
+      <url href="">Home page</url>
+    </links>
+    <body>
+      <p>ZFSguru is a multifunctional server appliance with a strong
+	emphasis on storage.  It desired to bring BSD and ZFS technology
+	to a wider audience, while at the same time pleasing more
+	advanced users as well with unique features.  A <q>vanilla</q>
+	ZFSguru installation comes with only Samba and a web-interface
+	setup, but can be extended easily by installing addons called
+	<q>services</q> to add functionality as desired.  This prevents
+	users from running stuff they do not need and do not want.
+	Advanced users can still use ZFSguru as they would a normal &os;
+	installation with a 100% ZFS setup (<q>Root-on-ZFS</q>).
+	ZFSguru does not strip away anything, and uses a
+	<tt>GENERIC</tt>-like kernel with only some additional stuff
+	added like InfiniBand networking, Device Polling and AltQ.  This
+	means you can use a ZFSguru installation as you would use a &os;
+	installation.</p>
+      <p>In the first month of 2014, ZFSguru has released beta9 version
+	of the web interface.  This release brings vastly improved support
+	for Samba and NFS configuration.  In particular, it adds a
+	convenient drag-and-drop interface for Samba permissions.  This
+	allows novice users to configure access to shares in various
+	configurations.  It allows both control and usability, with no
+	manual being necessary in order to operate it.  This is the
+	ZFSguru-style.</p>
+      <p>New system versions have been released, based on &os; 9.2,
+	10.0, and <tt>head</tt>.  The experimental <tt>head</tt> version
+	has <tt>vt(4)</tt> and 7.12.4 and the Intel/Radeon KMS
+	graphics drivers.  That is, the latest and greatest of &os;
+	graphics development.  The ZFSguru project plans to release
+	<tt>stable/10</tt> builds in the near future which also have the
+	MFC'ed patches for <tt>vt(4)</tt>.  Please see the
+	<tt>vt(4)</tt> entry for more information.</p>
+      <p>Support for ZFS version 5000 is now universal across 9.2, 10.0
+	and <tt>head</tt> builds.  LZ4 compression is the key feature for
+	ZFS version 5000.  Otherwise users are advised to keep their
+	pool versions as is, to be as compatible as you can with as many
+	ZFS platforms as possible.  Only upgrade the pool as you desire
+	its functionality, forfeiting the compatibility with older
+	storage platforms.</p>
+    </body>
+    <help>
+      <task>ZFSguru beta10 will increase compatibility of new added
+	Samba functionality with non-Gecko browsers.  It will also fix
+	some minor bugs as well as speed up some pages by having a
+	redesigned remote database system called GuruDB.</task>
+      <task>ZFSguru beta11 will add the one major feature still missing
+	in ZFSguru: the Migration Manager.  This allows users to maintain
+	a file with all the configuration of their ZFSguru installation.
+	It can be used like a firmware — restoring the machine to
+	the exact state and configuration of the snapshot configuration.
+	It allows users to maintain a backup of their ZFSguru
+	configuration and makes upgrading to a newer ZFSguru system
+	version without any hassle.</task>
+      <task>Automated system builds should bring more system image
+	releases.</task>
+      <task>New website with new forum and new login system.</task>
+      <task>Developer website with GitLab setup, allowing bugreports,
+	code contributions and wiki + wall messages.  Note that GitLab has
+	also been provided as ZFSguru service, for those interested in
+	trying GitLab.</task>
+    </help>
+  </project>

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