Contributed by jason on from the we-all-remember-when-10-megs-was-enough dept.
The IOBSD project has released their first public beta of IOBSD. This storage-focused fork of OpenBSD was created to address the storage shortcomings of the security-focused OpenBSD community. Founders Marco Peereboom, Darren Reed and Thorsten Glaser have been working in parallel on this project for a few months now.
"Although Open[BSD] is a really good platform for firewalls, we feel that Theo et. al have spent a disproportionate amount of time and effort with stuff like CARP and BLOBs and license wars", explains Marco. "Our users have been clamoring for advanced storage features like a journaling filesystem and distributed storage nodes. Our primary goal for the 1.0 release is to port Linux resierfs to IOBSD. Beyond that is anyone's guess, but as always, we're focused on user requests."
Interested users are asked to visit the project website and download current snapshots for testing.
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