The ZFS project at MacOSforge has now been officially shut down. At least it’s a definitive statement, only took them 6 months.
At the same time Apple are after a File System Engineer. Doesn’t seem like a coincidence.
So presumably we’re not going to get a modern filesystem for a while and I have a horrible feeling that what we’ll get will in fact be HFS+ with some extra features gaffer-taped on (“What do you mean it’s not as good as ZFS, it’s got snapshots, that’s like ZFS, right?”).
I don’t know if there’s any possibility of carrying on the project without Apple’s backing, I get the feeling that this set of events (including the terrible communications from Apple) has pushed a lot of the kind of people who could support a community backed ZFS towards alternate operating systems (FreeBSD and OpenSolaris both supporting ZFS).
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