BLCR 0.8.0 beta4 is now available

From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_lbl_dot_gov)
Date: Thu Dec 11 2008 - 21:48:54 PST

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    I am pleased to announce the availability of BLCR 0.8.0_beta4 from
    Both source tarball and SRPM are available.  The filenames and MD5
    checksums are:
         2747d2c067c88fbe1506874febb8e93c  blcr-0.8.0_b4.tar.gz
         4d066fbdaf9cf18e379a7cf0a3427689  blcr-0.8.0_b4-1.src.rpm
    We are getting closer to a final 0.8.0 release, but there is still one
    feature I am trying to merge.  If I there are no new bugs found, then
    the next beta (#5) will be the last.  I normally want a beta to go for
    10 days without a problem report before going ahead with the final
    release.  Though I am not sure how many days I'll need to get beta5
    out, the 10-day waiting period is likely to fall in the period between
    Christmas and New Year (when I don't plan to be working).  So, please
    be patient and expect that 0.8.0 will be released in early January.
    Relative to the previous beta, this release changes the following:
       + fix a problem with including libcr.h in C++ code
       + restore the "deprecated" interfaces that were scheduled for
         removal in 0.8.0 to satisfy some important legacy client codes
       + initial release of "Fault Tolerant Backplane" support.  See
         the README.FTB file for information if you are interested.
       + fix a few bugs, including one causing kernel memory corruption
    Relative to the eventual 0.8.0 release, this Beta still lacks one
    minor feature and the HTML documentation may need additional updates.
    Based on our in-house testing, this release is considered stable (though
    ARM and PPC platforms are still designated as EXPERIMENTAL due to our
    inability to test them as well as i386 and x86_64).
    If you have reported a bug recently, especially if you've been told to
    expect a fix in 0.8.0, please try out this Beta release and let us know
    if your problem is fixed and especially if it is not.  If you have run
    an earlier Beta and had no problems, you don't need to try this one
    unless you are feeling bored.  If you *did* have a problem with a
    previous Beta of 0.8.0, please *do* try this one to see if there is
    still a problem (and *please* report it if there is).
    You are receiving this either because you are on the checkpoint_at_lbl_dot_gov
    list, because you've recently sent email to the list (or me directly)
    asking about BLCR status, or because our Bugzilla shows your interests
    in a bug fixed in this beta.
    Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_lbl_dot_gov
    Future Technologies Group
    HPC Research Department                   Tel: +1-510-495-2352
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory     Fax: +1-510-486-6900

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