Announcing Release For Gluster 3.8 On CentOS Linux 6 X86_64

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We are happy to announce the General Availability of Gluster 3.8 for CentOS Linux 6. Earlier versions (3.6 and 3.7) are still available and will keep receiving updates until the upstream Gluster Community marks them End-Of-Life.

GlusterFS 3.8 brings many improvements and new functionalities. These are documented in the 3.8.0 release notes:
https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/blob/release-3.8/doc/release-notes/3.8.0.md

To install GlusterFS 3.8, only two commands are needed:

# yum install CentOS-release-gluster
# yum install glusterfs-server

The CentOS-release-gluster content comes from the CentOS-release-gluster38 package delivered via CentOS Extras repos. This contains all the metadata and dependancy information, needed to install GlusterFS 3.8.

Deployments that have CentOS-release-gluster36 or -gluster37 installed will not automatically upgrade to version 3.8. These installations will continue to stick to their current stable version with minor updates.

The existing quickstart guide will still work with the new version of Gluster. In fact, we do not expect to see any issues with use-cases that work on 3.7 already. Installation and configuration is the same in the new version:
https://wiki.CentOS.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Storage/gluster-Quickstart

More details about the packages that the Gluster project provides in the Storage SIG is available in the documentation:
https://wiki.CentOS.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Storage/Gluster

The CentOS-release-gluster* repositories offer additional packages that enhance the usability of Gluster itself. Users can request additional tools and applications to be provided, just send us an email with your suggestions. The current list of packages that is (planned to become)
available can be found here:
https://wiki.CentOS.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Storage/Gluster/Ecosystem-pkgs

These Gluster repositories and packages are provided through the Storage SIG. General information about the SIG can be read in the wiki:
https://wiki.CentOS.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Storage

We welcome all feedback, comments and contributions. You can get in touch with the CentOS Storage SIG on the CentOS-devel mailing list
( https://lists.CentOS.org ) and with the Gluster developer and user communities at https://www.gluster.org/mailman/listinfo , we are also available on irc at #gluster on irc.freenode.net, and on twitter at
@gluster .

Cheers, Niels de Vos Storage SIG member & Gluster maintainer

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