[ANN] Magma 1.0r40
asqueaker at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 16:14:27 UTC 2007
Yes, all the Magma documentation on the Swiki is accessible from the
root Magma page.
The Backup and Recovery information is linked from the [Magma is]
"fault tolerant" phrase of that main page, which is:
There are no tutorials, but it can be worthwhile to look at the tester
package for many examples of just about everything.
On 9/22/07, Ramiro Diaz Trepat <ramirodt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Congratulations Chris, I am glad to see this new stable Magma release,
> I will give it a try soon.
> Are all these new features, like the warm backup, explained on the
> wiki? where can we see tutorials / examples of them?
> Bye bye
> On 9/22/07, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am pleased to announce release 40 of the Magma object database for
> > Squeak, offering a significant boost in robustness from the previous
> > version:
> > - No longer constrained by Squeaks 2GB file-addressability, Magma can
> > now support unlimited file sizes (configured out of the box for up to
> > 281 Terabyte sized files).
> > - Full backups are now truly "live", with no pause in service.
> > - There is now support for a "warm backup," for rapid failover capability..
> > - ..and server load distribution for clients that can tolerate a
> > slightly-behind, read-only repository (i.e., for reporting, archive
> > retrieval, etc.).
> > - The MagmaCollectionIndex hierarchy is no longer required on the server.
> > - The server correctly ignores garbage bytes sent by hackers to its
> > listening port.
> > - Other enhancements and some important bug fixes.
> > Nearly every feature and fix has originated at the request of members
> > of the Squeak community. This is your database. I plan to continue
> > supporting, improving, and ensuring you have a good experience using
> > Magma. Please tell me what you need on the Magma mailing list.
> > This one single code-base has been installed and tested successfully
> > in the 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, Tweak, Croquet 1.0SDK and sq3.9-7067dev07.07.1
> > images. Other images may work, I just haven't tested them, you can
> > use the "Magma tester" to find out. In images without
> > MethodProperties (3.7 and 3.8), Monticello will provide a friendly
> > pink warning that a few extension methods will not load. This is ok,
> > just press Proceed. It's better than maintaining different code bases
> > for each version of Squeak.
> > Since its earliest days, Magma has been a "one-click" install and this
> > version is no different. There are three configurations available on
> > SqueakMap and SqueakSource; "client", "server" and "tester". The
> > former simply exclude certain packages that are not needed for that
> > function.
> > - Chris
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