[ANNOUNCE] New S3QL pre-release available

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Nikolaus Rath

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May 17, 2023, 4:43:19 AM5/17/23
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Hi all,

I have recently started working on S3QL again and am excited to announce
a pre-release of S3QL 5.0!

There's been a large number of internal cleanups, but the most important
change is that:

S3QL (finally!) no longer limits the compressed metadata size to 5 GB
because it no longer maintains entire filesystem metadata in a single
storage object.

Instead, the database file is distributed across multiple backend
objects with a block size configured at mkfs time. This means that S3QL
also no longer needs to upload the entire metadata object on unmount;
and there is no longer a size limit on the metadata.

It would be great if people could give this version a spin, but note
that there may still be bugs.

The pre-release is available for download from https://github.com/s3ql/s3ql/releases/tag/release-5.0.0-pre1


Best,
-Nikolaus

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dan...@jagszent.de

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May 25, 2023, 12:50:48 PM5/25/23
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> [...] It would be great if people could give this version a spin, but note that there may still be bugs. [...]

I finally got to build the 5.0.0 pre-release and tested it (including upgrading a 4.0.0 filesystem) with a Swift Backend (OVH; Keystone 3).

Everything I tested worked like expected! :-)

Marcin Ciesielski

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Jul 6, 2023, 6:30:38 PM7/6/23
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@Nikolaus
So it seems that S3QL is still alive :)
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