#1113 closed enhancement (fixed)

write the first edition of the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News

Reported by: zooko Owned by: marlowe
Priority: major Milestone: soon (release n/a)
Component: website Version: n/a
Keywords: Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed at 2010-07-08T05:24:17Z by zooko

Here's what it looks like so far. Help would be greatly appreciated!

<!DOCtype HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html lang="en">
    <title>Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News</title>
    <link rev="made" class="mailto" href="mailto:zooko[at]zooko[dot]com">
    <meta name="description" content="Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
    <meta name="keywords" content="tahoe-lafs secure decentralized filesystem cloud storage">


<h1>Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News for 2010-06-30</h1>
<h2>Google Summer of Code Progress Reports</h2>
<h3>Kevan Carstensen</h3>
<h3>Josip Lisec</h3>
<h3>Yu Xue</h3>
<h3>Faruq Sarker</h3>

<h2>Tahoe-LAFS v1.7.0 Released!</h2>

<h2>Tahoe-LAFS v1.7.1 In Development!</h2>
<p>Zooko called for volunteers to create Tahoe-LAFS v1.7.1. It is scheduled to be released around 2010-07-18 and will feature packaging and 

<h2>New Related Project: hglafs</h2>
<p>Nathan Wilcox announced 


comment:2 Changed at 2010-07-08T07:29:56Z by kevan

<h3>Kevan Carstensen</h3>

<p>Kevan is slowly but surely building the pieces that Tahoe-LAFS needs to interact with a new type of mutable file, called MDMF.</p>

<p>Unlike current mutable files, which are processed all at once, MDMF mutable files are processed in small segments, very much like immutable files.  This has a pronounced effect on memory consumption, especially for larger files -- peak memory consumption will no longer be proportional to the size of the source file, but will instead be proportional to the size of one segment. This will effectively enable the use of large mutable files.</p>

<p>Currently, Kevan has defined the storage format for MDMF mutable files, written writers and readers for that format, written an uploader and a downloader that can process files in segments, and altered a lot of mutable file code to deal with segmented files. He is in the process of altering the webapi and other frontends to take advantage of segmented mutable files. He hopes to have a usable beta of some MDMF functionality available by July 16th, 2010. You can follow his progress on <a href='http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/393'>ticket 393</a>.</p>

I have a number of painful analogies that might make for good non-technical explanations about what MDMF does, and why it is better than SDMF -- if you think they would be useful, just let me know and I can work them in. :-)

comment:3 Changed at 2011-05-11T16:38:23Z by zooko

  • Owner changed from zooko to marlowe

comment:4 Changed at 2011-05-17T04:29:00Z by zooko

Marlowe: would you be willing to interview Kevan for a future edition of the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News? Kevan: would you be willing to be interviewed? You could ask both about MDMF and about how Kevan got involved with Tahoe-LAFS and what he likes in life or whatever. :-)

Here are a few examples of that sort of format:

comment:5 Changed at 2011-05-18T02:41:18Z by kevan

I'm willing to be interviewed.

comment:6 Changed at 2011-05-28T21:30:23Z by zooko

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

The first edition of The Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News has been published! :-) http://tahoe-lafs.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2011-May/006385.html

Thanks, Patrick!

You guys go ahead and do your interview -- that will be great for the next edition! :-)

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.