It’s great to see increased activity in the forum. Thanks to all of you that are actively using Rockstor and reporting bugs, requesting features and offering ideas. And also thanks to those buying Stable subscriptions! Please keep them coming.
The development work for 3.8-10 has started and the first Testing update(3.8-9.01) is now available. There are two main issues we’d like to address in this cycle. (1) Replication and (2) Rock-ons. We will undoubtedly close several other smaller issues along the way. Just like 3.8-9 cycle, the plan is to work towards reaching the current milestone(Tuolumne). We closed 26 issues so far, and there are 23 more left.
For the 3.8-9.01 update, I’ve managed to fix regressions in Replication code. Things are back to a working state, but we need to simplify the interface, make it more robust and test thoroughly. Those of you eager to try out replication, please give it a try and offer your feedback. But keep in mind that there could be a couple more pull requests before the following issue can be closed.
Finally, the kernel is updated to 4.2.5. There are several new btrfs changes since 4.2.2 and I am hoping that next few weeks of testing will yield good results.