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Hi Rob, Am 23.02.14 04:02, schrieb Rob Lewis: > In the "You can't tell the players without a program" department: > > I'm an interested lurker and am confused about the relationships > between all the various entities apparently involved in ZFS for > Mac. > > Could someone please explain how they all fit together: There are a few implementations (see below) and different pool and FS versions, supported by various releases of these implementations. For an overview of pool and FS version, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS#Detailed_release_history For the different implementations, read on: > > MacZFS This is the stable branch. It originates in the abandoned port from Apple also known as "10a286" or "zfs-119" bits. Apple originally planned to include ZFS in Snow Leopard Server but removed it (and any mention of the word ZFS) from its website and the product shortly before release. Reasons officially unknown. MacZFS is meant for the everyday Mac user who wants a Mac like solution without rough edge. Unfortunately we had a difficult time with the Mavericks adaption, but that is solved now. MacZFS' current release is MacZFS-74.3.3 and is maintained by me (Björn aka BjoKaSH). It has a rather old pool and FS version (8 and 2) It is expected to be phased-out sometime this year, when ZFS-OSX reaches its first general public release. > OpenZFS for Mac ZFS-OSX These two are the same. ZFS-OSX is a new port to the Mac, independent of Apples old code. It uses ZoL (ZFS on Linux) as its source and a few bits from FreeBSD and the old MacZFS. ZFS-OSX is the name of the principal source code repository and the GitHub project hosting its source. OpenZFS is a cross vendor / project initiative to unify the various ZFS implementations from all supported platforms (illumos, *BSD, Linux, Mac OSX, ...) and to coordinate new features and generally promote ZFS. See http://open-zfs.org/wiki/Main_Page for details. ZFS-OSX is part of of this initiative. ZFS-OSX does not have installer releases meant for the general public so far, but these are expected later this year. ZFS-OSX is maintained by Lundman, who is the principal developer and did the vast majority of work porting ZoL to Mac OSX. Both MacZFS and ZFS-OSX are run by the same people and as such not only cooperate but behind the scenes are a common effort to keep ZFS on Mac OSX a reality. > ZEVO ZEVO is or was a new implementation of ZFS for Mac OX based of the SUN and later illumos source code. ZEVO was developed by a company called Tens Complement run by the former principal developer of ZFS at Apple. ZEVO was a modern but closed-source implementation for Leopard and Snow Leopard with an active (Beta-) User community disparate from the MacZFS community. ZEVO's development apparently stopped when TensComplement was bought by Greenbytes. The current status and plans of ZEVO at Greenbytes is unknown to me. > others? None I am aware of. > With appreciation, You are welcome. Guess we should update our Wiki to include a better explanations of the various implementations. @ Lundman: Feel free to comment on anything I missed, especially regarding the state of ZFS-OSX. @ Daniel: Maybe we should extend our FAQ or add an entire new page? Best regards Björn - -- | Bjoern Kahl +++ Siegburg +++ Germany | | "googlelogin@-my-domain-" +++ www.bjoern-kahl.de | | Languages: German, English, Ancient Latin (a bit :-)) | -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1 Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQCVAgUBUwmnk1sDv2ib9OLFAQJyTgQAsKtdn7jFKNop8fIhp0LLmH3A9yPbF1zG mPBiO71iUkY2vluZCJG6N/v0ucODx5aDR4BmbsnojGTjoAC7SuATtOqfw8gh8pMg DnAYFqYXzK2Od+Ma1P8cj/CxKScDbNQFwlm4N+7F08INhdv6uvEVOgyZ/eHCwQGU AsdZInvfgOM= =bMSL -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "zfs-macos" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to zfs-macos+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.