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Entries from February 2013.

CentOS project testing MariaDB as possible MySQL replacement

According to certain messages on the centos-devel mailing list there is now a repository from the CentOS project dedicated to the MariaDB as a complete MySQL replacement.
It's high time MySQL started to get replaced in the linux distros!
hi guys,

quick start:
drop into
/etc/yum.repos.d/ and yum list mariadb\*

This is adapted from the Fedora spec adapted by Johnny for CentOS-6 and
upgraded to 5.5.29; we have done some basic testing on these packages
and they worked for us. We are now looking for wider testing and
feedback about both the packaging, the payload and how its setup as well
as any build issues.

These packages are setup to replace MySQL on your machine, so be
careful. And we consider these rpms to be of Testing grade, unsuiteable
for production at this point.

Post feedback as follow up to this email, or at

GlusterFS 3.4 hits Alpha

People interested in distributed filesystems will be glad to hear GlusterFS has reached v3.4 Alpha.
This new version brings a lot of new and really cool stuff to the table:
    WORM (write once read many)
    Operating version for glusterd
    Block device translator
    Duplicate Request Cache
    Server Quorum
    VM image storage improvements – not related to QEMU integration; related to performance improvements
    NFSv3 ACL support
The new QEMU integration should massively increase performance when used as backing storage for KVM virtual machines. Really nice!

More info on the project's blog: