It’s been more than two years since the last post.
Some of you may have thought the project was dead. Well, it was in fact suspended.
There are multiple reasons, the top one being the lack of time to properly follow the project. It takes a while to build and mantain the releases and the process is not error-free at all (rather, quite the opposite). Furthermore, for some time the destiny of the Reiser4 patch has been uncertain: between March 2011 and November 2011 there were no updates on the only mailing list where the patch was published, and development seemed to have ceased.
The new release if finally out! It’s been almost an year since the latest release.
As some of you may have noticed, we’re almost at the middle of November and there’s no new release available. The problem is that the reiser4 patches have not yet been ported to 2.6.36, and applying the 2.6.35 patchset fails miserably at compile time. Of course, I can’t blame anybody for this. Reiser4 work is being volunteered by Edward Shishkin and the 2.6.36 release has seen a lot of non-obvious code changes (most notably VFS patches and the workqueue unification patches).
So, if no new patches will be available by November 14th, I’ll be sticking to 2.6.35 and build the new release upon it.
Cheers, Fabio Scaccabarozzi