Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2007 20:50 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Mac OS X Perhaps overcome with excitement (and forgetting that Apple doesn't like such pre-emptive disclosures), Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announced today at Sun event in D.C. that Apple would be making ZFS 'the file system' in OSX 10.5 Leopard. "In fact, this week you'll see that Apple is announcing at their Worldwide Developer Conference that ZFS has become the file system in Mac OS X."
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RE: Notes
by kaiwai on Thu 7th Jun 2007 03:58 UTC in reply to "Notes"
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2005-07-06

Jonathan Schwartz definitely dropped that news to get some recognition in early. Apple will no doubt hype ZFS to the moon and neglect to mention who created it. Sun would love to keep ZFS to themselves, but that's the way the open source cookie crumbles.


Who said Sun wanted to keep ZFS to themselves? what Sun don't want people to do is steal bits of code from Solaris and then stop any enhancements from coming back. That is the problem with ZFS in Linx - the fact that all enhancements would then be licenced under GPL and Sun would be screwed.

Sorry, opensource is more than just running around screaming "GPL! GPL! GPL!" - it actually involves a community where sharing of code occurs in BOTH directions, not just one big giant sucking sound comeing from one corner.

ZFS isn't a magic bullet, it isn't mature compared to every other major file system, it still has bug fixes coming in all the time, and it has new features on the way.


But at the same time, it is mature enough for people to use in everyday situations.

Don't expect to see support for booting from ZFS. It is so early in development that test builds of Solaris don't even have support for it in the installer.


If you have a look at the arc caselog, the new installer is actually ready to be merged into Solaris, which should mean support for bootable ZFS support.

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RE[2]: Notes
by Luminair on Thu 7th Jun 2007 06:17 in reply to "RE: Notes"
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2007-03-30

I haven't seen that. What I do know is that the first version of the installer is due next month: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/caiman/Dwarf/;jsessionid=E8A0FCC9... , and it will be used in the next SXDE, the release date of which I don't know.

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RE[3]: Notes
by kaiwai on Thu 7th Jun 2007 07:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Notes"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

If you spend a little time navigating the site, the caselog sits out like a sore thumb:

http://opensolaris.org/os/community/arc/caselog/2007

Call that the 'waiting line' for things to get merged into Solaris.

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