[Announce] CTDB 2.5 available for download

Orlando Richards orlando.richards at ed.ac.uk
Thu Nov 14 02:24:04 MST 2013

On 06/11/13 22:36, Martin Schwenke wrote:
> Hi Orlando,
> On Wed, 6 Nov 2013 19:41:47 +0000 (GMT), orlando.richards at ed.ac.uk
> wrote:
>> 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.  ;-)

Thanks Martin,

Given that there's still active development in the 1.2 branch, that 
seems to me to be the "safest" place to be just now.

Thanks again!

    Dr Orlando Richards
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