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Since we did not have any weekly Gluster news go out in September, this post tries to capture and summarize action from the entire month of September 2015.
== General News ==
GlusterFS won yet another Bossie in the open source platforms, infrastructure, management, and orchestration software category. Long time users of the project might remember the first Bossie win in 2011.
GlusterFS 3.7.5 is expected to be released in the first week of October.
GlusterFS 3.7.x – Samba libgfapi support is affected currently. Stay on GlusterFS 3.6.x if you use it.
gdeploy, an ansible based deployment tool for Gluster, was released this month. More details about gdeploy can be found in the announcement email.
Introducing georepsetup – Gluster Geo-replication Setup Tool.
If you are interested in Containers & Gluster, learn more about Running GlusterFS inside Kubernetes.
== Technical News ==
Gluster.next design discussions happened virtually in the week of 09/28. Discussions happened around these topics:
Several new features have been proposed for Gluster 3.8 and can be found here. A release planning page on gluster.org for 3.8 is expected in the next few weeks.
Getting Started with Code contributions to GlusterFS –
== Community News ==
Introduction of Amye Scavarda – new community lead for Gluster.
GlusterFS India Community had a meetup in Bangalore on September 12.
Soumya Koduri & Poornima Gurusiddaiah presented about the following topics at SNIA Software Developers Conference event in Santa Clara, CA.
Niels de Vos gave a presentation and demo about writing backups with Bareos to Gluster at the Open Source Backup Conference.
Several talks related to Gluster are planned at the upcoming LinuxCon EU Conference in Dublin, Ireland:
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