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Re: [Bacula-devel] [Bacula-users] Bacula Status



--- On Thu, 10/2/08, Kern Sibbald <kern@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Kern Sibbald <kern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Bacula-devel] [Bacula-users] Bacula Status
> To: bacula-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, hjrrs@xxxxxxxxx
> Cc: "bacula-users" <bacula-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, bacula-users-fr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008, 2:37 PM
> On Thursday 02 October 2008 17:39:25 Hemant Shah wrote:
> > Kern,
> >
> >   When you add these features to the on-line
> documentation, it would be
> > nice if there was a tag (maybe in the left margin)
> that provided the
> > version of bacula that supported that option.
> >
> >   From reading this userlist I have noticed that many
> users install
> > whatever is available in the software repository,
> which are old versions,
> > and there are few users who stay one version behind
> for stability. When
> > they read the documentation it is not clear whether a
> given option is
> > supported in their version of bacula.
> 
> Adding a tag in the left margin is too hard to get correct
> and means a lot of 
> maintenance at least at this point with the limited
> manpower we have. 
> 
> However, we hope to soon have multiple versions of the
> manual on the web site 
> so that you can consult the manual that corresponds to your
> version.
> 

  I am not sure how the manual is generated, maybe adding version in paranthesis after the option would be easy:

e.g.  IgnoreDir (V3.0.0)

This way you only have to maintain one manual and if someone is reading a manual and is using older version, he/she can easily make a decision whether he/she should upgrade to the new version in order to use the new 
option.

> Regards,
> 
> Kern
> 
> >
> >   Thanks.
> >
> > Hemant Shah
> > E-mail: hjrrs@xxxxxxxxx
> >
> > --- On Thu, 10/2/08, Kern Sibbald
> <kern@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > From: Kern Sibbald <kern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Subject: [Bacula-users] Bacula Status
> > > To: "bacula-users"
> <bacula-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Cc: "bacula-devel"
> <bacula-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > > bacula-users-fr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Date:
> Thursday, October 2, 2008,
> > > 6:49 AM
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I would like to give you a status of where the
> Bacula
> > > project is as I see it
> > > and where we are going.
> > >
> > > Current release:
> > >
> > > The current production release is 2.4.2, and it
> seems quite
> > > stable. There are
> > > a few patches against it, so we will be releasing
> a bug fix
> > > 2.4.3 update
> > > shortly that has all those patches integrated.
> > >
> > >
> > > Development version:
> > >
> > > Our development version 2.5.x (to be released as
> 3.0.0) is
> > > progressing quite
> > > nicely.  We are documenting the features that we
> have
> > > added, testing them,
> > > and in a few cases, completing the
> implementation.  The
> > > feature set is
> > > probably the most important of any release to
> date, and if
> > > you are
> > > interested, please take a look at our preliminary
> > > documentation at:
> > >
> > >
> http://www.bacula.org/manuals/en/concepts/concepts/New_Features.html
> > >
> > > If all goes as planned, we will release a beta
> version of
> > > 2.5.x in the next
> > > week or so, and the final release will be made
> around the
> > > end of the year.
> > > 2.5.x is proving quite stable, but some of the
> new features
> > > as expected need
> > > a bit more fine tuning.  Fortunately, we already
> have a few
> > > beta testers
> > > (including myself) who are using the new features
> (Accurate
> > > backup, Copy,
> > > plugins, ...) and are reporting back to us.
> > >
> > > Good news:
> > >
> > > As most of you know, I have been the only full
> time
> > > developer working on
> > > Bacula since the beginning.  However, we now have
> a second
> > > person, Eric
> > > Bollengier, who  since the beginning of October
> is
> > > dedicated to the Bacula
> > > project.  I am really pleased with this, and you
> probably
> > > already know that
> > > Eric has already made very significant
> contributions of
> > > code in the past,
> > > starting in early 2003 and  has implemented a
> substantial
> > > number of the new
> > > features in version 2.5.x.
> > > Welcome aboard Eric!  :-)
> > >
> > > More good news:
> > >
> > > You have probably read some of my previous emails
> about
> > > creating a
> > > professional services company to be able to
> satisfy the
> > > needs of enterprises
> > > and thus accellerate the acceptance of Bacula in
> the
> > > commercial world.  It
> > > has taken an enormous effort, and as I mentioned,
> it has
> > > temporarily diverted
> > > about 50% of my energies from the Bacula project
> for the
> > > last six months, but
> > > I believe the final benefits will far outweight
> the
> > > temporary costs.  For
> > > example, having Eric dedicated to the Bacula
> project was
> > > made possible by the
> > > existence of this new company.  Creating the
> company has
> > > been two years in
> > > the making, and now this professional services
> company is
> > > now a reality, and
> > > I will be officially announcing it next week, and
> I think
> > > you will be pleased
> > > how we have structured it.
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Kern
> > >
> > >
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