[Announce] CTDB 2.5 available for download

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Wed Nov 6 15:36:35 MST 2013

Hi Orlando,

On Wed, 6 Nov 2013 19:41:47 +0000 (GMT), orlando.richards at ed.ac.uk

> This is looking great! Is there any "stable" recommended version of CTDB 
> to use (I'm running samba 4.0.10 just now), or should I just use the 
> "latest" (2.5 now).

That's a tricky question to answer:

* There are a lot of bug fixes in CTDB 2.5 that aren't available
  elsewhere.  Most of the work has been bug fixes, performance
  improvements and code cleanups. I can't think of many cases where
  we're doing really new development, so we shouldn't be introducing
  instability. We also run the CTDB master branch (and some of our
  development branches) through the CTDB test suite every night, using
  virtual clusters.  We are definitely serious about quality.

* That said, we have had some regressions in the 2.x series. Those
  that we know about have obviously been fixed.  It also isn't yet clear
  that CTDB 2.x is as widely used in production as other branches.

So there's a balance between getting the latest goodness and the latest
bugs.  ;-)

peace & happiness,

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