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Apple discontinues ZFS project

Zaurus (674150) writes | about 5 years ago

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Zaurus (674150) writes "Apple has replaced its ZFS project page with a notice that "The ZFS project has been discontinued. The mailing list and repository will also be removed shortly." Apple originally touted ZFS as a feature that would be available in Snow Leopard Server. A few months before release, all mention of ZFS was removed from the Apple web site and literature, and ZFS was notably absent from Snow Leopard Server at launch. Despite repeated attempts to get clarification about their plans from ZFS, Apple has not made any official statement regarding the matter. A zfs-macos google group has been set up for members of apple's zfs-discuss mailing list to migrate to, as many people had started using the unfinished ZFS port already. The call is out for developers who can continue the forked project."

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Major disappointment (1)

itpr15061 (844859) | about 5 years ago | (#29850617)

I was really looking forward to zfs and the advantages it provides. Imagine the impact it could have had on Time Machine to do block-level snapshots instead of those based on checksums. Compression and data pooling was also a nice feature.

Here's to hoping the zfs kernel extension project gets some additional life.

Re:Major disappointment (1)

apocal (445331) | about 5 years ago | (#29850733)

agreed. I had been looking forward months ago to move from FreeBSD to using OSX for both desktop and server purposes. Now I'm not sure about that move anymore, I may stick with FreeBSD for server. I just ran Verify disk on disk utils, and got errors saying I need to start up with another disk and fix the issues. And I've only had OSX installed on this disk about a week.

LOL (1)

SeaFox (739806) | more than 4 years ago | (#29852957)

"The ZFS project has been discontinued. The mailing list and repository will also be removed shortly."

Isn't that cute. Apple thinks it can kill an Open Source project just because it wants to.

Re:LOL (1)

Zaurus (674150) | more than 4 years ago | (#29852997)

Well, if you consider the web site, the repository, the Apple employees on the filesystem and kernel sides, and the macosforge branding as "the project" then they can certainly kill it.

But you're right, we've got copies of the open source code, so in the sense that the code is the project, it lives on.
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