Hi Marco, thanks for your great work, good wishes for the future!
Best Regards Stefan Am 16.09.2016 um 20:26 schrieb Marco van Wieringen: > L.S., > > Its almost 8 years ago since I send out the first patch for Bacula > after I started using it and found out that it was not using > shared libraries. All in all I spend the most of these 8 years > first on Bacula and later on BAREOS. Around 6 years ago I > started on the first bigger enhancements first targeted for > Bacula but which eventually were first published as part > of BAREOS. On 12/12/2012 we founded the BAREOS company > and ever since I have been working mostly full time and more > on the project and company. > > Over time we have done some major things and I think I can > say that BAREOS is now what I always hoped Bacula to be. > We did introduce some major things: > > - Probably re-factored around 80% of the code over time > making the 15 year code base ready for the future. > - Added SCSI crypto for LTO4+ > - Made the old NDMP reference implementation a compelling > shared library and also pushed that 15 year into the > future (its also from 2001). > - Fully integrated NDMP as protocol do do backups > in the Director making it a full native citizen for > now using emulated NDMP storage but the first steps > are there to support native NDMP storage. > - Created a fully fletched python plugin framework in > which rapid prototyping can be done and which given > the high level python language still is pretty performant. > - Added support for storage backend abstraction making > storage on CEPH and Gluster possible. > - Added lots of native plugins for storage like Gluster > and CEPHFS making things ready for the future. > - A new webui replacing BAT including a full new API > mode in the Director that speaks JSON. > - Lots of windows enhancements including a full new > build system and the restore of being able to build > and run the Bareos Storage Daemon and Director. > - Removal of the dreaded single VSS session on Windows. > - Lots of autochanger support like import/export > support natively in the Director. > - The introduction of LMDB for both accurate and > NDMP file handle storage making things seriously > more scalable. > - Million of other things both big and small. > > A couple of months back I started thinking about the future > and I came for myself to the conclusion that the next major > steps are in the storage daemon probably starting a so called > Storage Daemon 2.0 parallel to the current existing one. > That would mean a lot of dedication and also a lot of > frustration as programming is hard work almost some sort > of an art and sometimes you are stuck between a rock and > a hard place trying to solve the problem. > > I don't see myself as the right person trying to push things > further so I have made the decision to stop my involvement > in BAREOS. I don't have the urge anymore to prove to people > how an open source backup product could look like. I have > been financing this effort mostly from my own savings > the last 6 years and still I see a lot of people saying > I don't want to pay for subscription or support because > its Open Source. So essentially its pretty difficult to > make a proper living out of this and the last blow was > for me the enormous difficultly to get sponsors for > the items on our recently announced funded development > program. The pace in which we have been putting out new > features and enhancements is something that could only > happen because we invested so much of our time and money > in this project. For some people its difficult to understand > it seems that a project like this cannot live from air. > > So what does that mean: > > - As of 03/09/2016 I have stopped being the Bareos > gatekeeper (e.g. the person who controls the core git repo.) > - I also upstreamed my last patches internally for 17.2 > (e.g. current master.) > - I will go low profile on the mailing lists. > - I will lay down my role as CTO of Bareos GmbH & Co K.G. > - I will no longer be the lead developer of Bareos > - Start with a 4 month sabbatical and looking around to see > what to do next. > > I wish everyone the best for the future and thank everyone > I worked with the last years in our small community for what > we have accomplished. > -- *CaC, Computer and Communication* Inhaber Stefan Klatt End-2-End Senior Network Consultant Triftstrasse 9 60528 Frankfurt Germany USt-IdNr.: DE260461592 Tel.: +49-(0)172-6807809 Tel.: +49-(0)69-67808-900 Fax: +49-(0)69-67808-837 Email: stefan.kl...@cac-netzwerk.de Profil: http://www.cac-netzwerk.de/profil -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "bareos-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to bareos-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
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