Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 20:33 UTC
Mac OS X The yes-no-yes-no saga concerning ZFS in Leopard continues as Apple has released a new statement concerning the availability of ZFS in Leopard. So, let's recap: in April 2006, Apple expresses its interest in Sun's ZFS for the first time. After a first hint, the first screenshot popped up which showed ZFS on Leopard, followed by the definitive proof Leopard could create ZFS disk images. Fast forward six months, and Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announces that ZFS would be Leopard's default filesystem; a statement contradicted by an Apple official yesterday. In fact, this Apple official said ZFS would not be in Leopard at all. Then we arrive at today, and we have Apple stating that ZFS will in fact be included as a limited option in Leopard, only from the command line, read-only. Let's see what tomorrow will bring.
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Johathan Schwartz's statement is clear and definitely has merit. I think I'll hold on to Jonathan Schwartz statement until and only if Leopard is released with HFS+ as it's default file system or Apple makes a formal announcement about RTM Leopard's default file system.

The current Apple statements appears to be refering to the past or at best the current beta state of ZFS on Leopard. Apple has not made a clear official announcement on ZFS for RTM Leopard. Croll said: "Where we head in the future, we're not able to talk about." Well, the final Leopard is 5 months into the future so...

...Time will tell.


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