[tahoe-lafs-weekly-news] TWN 30

Patrick R McDonald marlowe at antagonism.org
Sat May 12 08:10:38 PDT 2012

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Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News, issue number 30, May 12, 2012

Welcome to the Tahoe-LAFS Weekly News (TWN).  Tahoe-LAFS_ is a secure,
distributed storage system. `View TWN on the web`_ *or* `subscribe to TWN`_.
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Announcement and News

Happy Birthday to David-Sarah
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TWN wishes a happy belated birthday to David-Sarah |davidsarah|.
David-Sarah is a core developer of Tahoe-LAFS and the current
release manager.  Hope you had a fantastic birthday.  Thanks for all you
have given Tahoe-LAFS.

Multiple Introducers
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The removal of the introducer as `a single point of failure`_ is many
steps closer to reality.  Peter Le Bek |lebek| is in the process of
restructuring the *IntroducerClient*.  This will allow
multi-introducer grids losing announcement deduplication logic in the
client.  You can look at his work `here`_.  His work already passes all
the current introducer units.  He is still working implementing new
tests specific to multiple introducers.

.. _`a single point of failure`:
.. _`here`:

Cryto Coding Collective Tahoe-LAFS Grid
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The `Cryto Coding Collective`_ offers a Tahoe-LAFS grid for its members.
Who is the Cryto Coding Collective you might ask?

"The Cryto Coding Collective or 'CrytoCC' is a non-profit collective of
independent developers and contributors that strive for real innovation.
Unhindered by monetary incentive, arbitrary guidelines or authoritarian
coordinators, it allows for an environment where real innovation takes

Summary: An environment where you do not have to worry about money,
infrastructure or other irrelevant things. All services are provided for
free, so go crazy with your ideas!" [`0`_]

The grid totals 27 nodes with 3.5TB for space.  Also the grid hasn't
experienced a second of downtime since its inceptions.  The grid is
available for contributors to CrytoCC and is free for non-project
projects.  They also maintain `some scripts`_ (tahoe.sh, url.py and
gateway.py) to make working with their grid even easier. Please note,
"CrytoCC is at this point not directly involved in the development of
Tahoe-LAFS itself." [`0`_]

.. _`Cryto Coding Collective`: http://www.cryto.net
.. _`0`: http://www.cryto.net
.. _`some scripts`: http://www.cryto.net/projects/tahoe.shtml

Zooko's Klog is Back
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Zooko |zooko| announced his `klog`_ is back.  It now is based on Least
Authority Enterprise's (LAE) |LAE| TLoS3 service and uses lafs-rpg.
lafs-rpg prevents klog readers from uploading data to his LAE account.

.. _`klog`:
.. |LAE| image:: LAE.png
   :height: 35
   :alt: Least Authority Enterprises
   :target: http://leastauthority.com

Tahoe-LAFS on Twitter

secure storage from a web app...it's snake oil unless you take a few cues
from @zooko and Tahoe-LAFS. [`1`_]

RT @KillYourTV_I2P #tahoe-lafs on @i2p is not just for \*NIX anymore.
Installer for #Windows at http://killyourtv.i2p/tahoe-lafs/windows/

Special thanks to @catskillmarina for inspiring the latest feature of
#TWN, Tahoe-LAFS on Twitter. [`3`_]

Tahoe-lafs is about to consume the next several days/weeks. If at all
interested in secure distributed computing I suggest a read up. [`4`_]

.. _`1`: https://twitter.com/#!/sneakin/status/198474194068062209
.. _`2`: https://twitter.com/#!/zooko/status/198878423173701632
.. _`3`: https://twitter.com/#!/antagonismorg/status/199129670350938112
.. _`4`: https://twitter.com/#!/sj_mackenzie/status/200249583018852352

Patches Needing Review of the Week

There is two (2) ticket still needing review for 1.9.2:

* `#1636`_: Unhandled error in Deffered while uploading (curret darcs
* `#1115`_: add servers-of-happiness to reports (post-repair says 10
  hosts have good shares but there only 4 hosts)

There are four (4) tickets still needing review for 1.10:

* `#1240`_: add functional test of ResponseCache
* `#1161`_: improve new-downloader logging
* `#443`_: set ETag on immutable directories, short-circuit on cache hit
* `#1693`_: flogtool doesn't get automatically provided

.. _`#1636`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1636
.. _`#1115`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1115
.. _`#1240`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1240
.. _`#1161`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1161
.. _`#1579`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1579
.. _`#443`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/443
.. _`#1566`: http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1566
.. _`#1693`: https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1693

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*Software Foundation, President and Treasurer: Peter Secor* |peter|
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