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Re: Collecting Athena release features

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Alex T Prengel)
Thu Sep 20 13:17:12 2007

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In release-77[5845] Greg writes:

> Also, while "Athena can run software out of AFS lockers" is going to
> be a problem statement, problems we solve with locker software (like
> "Athena users can run Matlab") are out of scope.

As someone heavily dependent on AFS to do almost all my work this
makes me a bit concerned (I maintain over 130 AFS lockers containing
Third Party software), although I understand that AFS works on Ubuntu
and that there are no imminent plans to get out of the AFS business.

Can I safely assume that AFS will continue to be actively supported on
whatever Athena becomes, at least until some viable alternative is
available to deliver Third Party software?

I'll take on resolving minor incompatibilities with existing Athena
infrastructure (as I did when Open AFS for non-Athena machines came along),
but I need the underlying AFS to be working reliably.



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