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Announcing GlusterFS release 4.1.0 (Long Term Maintenance)

shyam
June 20, 2018

The Gluster community is pleased to announce the release of 4.1, our latest long term supported release.

This is a major release that includes a range of features enhancing management, performance, monitoring, and providing newer functionality like thin arbiters, cloud archival, time consistency. It also contains several bug fixes.

A selection of the important features and changes are documented on this [1] page.

Announcements:

1. As 4.0 was a short term maintenance release, features which have been included in that release are available with 4.1.0 as well. These features may be of interest to users upgrading to 4.1.0 from older than 4.0 releases. The 4.0 release notes captures the list of features that were introduced with 4.0.
NOTE: As 4.0 was a short term maintenance release, it will reach end of life (EOL) with the release of 4.1.0. See, [2]

2. Releases that receive maintenance updates post 4.1 release are, 3.12, and 4.1 (reference)

NOTE: 3.10 long term maintenance release, will reach end of life (EOL) with the release of 4.1.0.  See, [2]

3. Continuing with this release, the CentOS storage SIG will not build server packages for CentOS6. Server packages will be available for CentOS7 only. For ease of migrations, client packages on CentOS6 will be published and maintained. See, [3]

4. Minor updates for this release would be on the 20th of every month

References:
[1] Release notes: https://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/release-notes/4.1.0/

[2] Release schedule: https://www.gluster.org/release-schedule/

[3] CentOS6 server package deprecation:
http://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-users/2018-January/033212.html

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