[Box Backup] Version 0.10 released

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 23 Feb 2006 22:45:30 +0000

The Box Backup developers have just released Box Backup 0.10.


* Optimised diffing algorithm -- massive speed improvements
* Improved diff timeout
* Bug fixes
* Solaris support
* Portability improvements, including new autoconf based build
* xattr support (on Linux and Darwin -- backs up resource forks under  
Mac OS X)
* Readline usage clarified for licensing.

Experimental features (no automated test exists)
* Keep-alive on long diffing operations
* Save state for non-server use, speeds up first sync after bbackupd  
starts (not enabled by default)
* Native win32 port integrated into main source tree, fixes and  
improved build
* Support for MinGW and MSVC under Win32

NOTE: Features are marked as experimental if no automated test  
exists. However, the developers have been running them on live  
systems. Win32 support is not totally complete.

The Development Team for 0.10 is Martin Ebourne, Nick Knight,  
Jonathan Morton, Gary Niemcewicz, Ben Summers, Chris Wilson.

James O'Gorman, Peter Jalajas, Charles Lecklider, Stefan Norlin, Per  
Thomsen assisted with lots of testing and the occasional patch. (I  
hope I've listed everyone who should be listed.)

Windows support is still in development. The next release will tidy  
this up and make Windows a fully supported platform.

On a personal note, I would like to express my gratitude to the  
developers who have come on board for this release and done all the  
hard work. I am looking forward to the continued success of the project!