Sine Nomine Associates is proud that our in-house team, led by Michael Meffie, has contributed to the new OpenAFS Major release OpenAFS 1.8.0 Alpha. You can find information on the release and the distribution at http://openafs.org/.
OpenAFS 1.8.3 is the next in the current stable series of OpenAFS releases for UNIX/Linux systems. Besides support for the latest Linux mainline kernels up to 5.0 and macOS 10.14 "Mojave", it brings a number of bug fixes and minor improvements.
Just a reminder that the 2019 VM Workshop at Virginia Commonwealth University approaches quickly (June 27-29). We are working diligently to make it a valuable educational event.
The VM Workshop Planning Committee needs you to participate in a very short Survey regarding Hands-on Labs at the Workshop. Your input will help us focus on the labs most meaningful to you, both at the upcoming Workshop and at future events.
Sine Nomine Associates' Principal Engineer Neale Ferguson was interviewed on the March 26, 2019 episode of Big Iron Discussion's poscast Terminal Talk. The topic was "Linux and more on the mainframe."
Sine Nomine Associates would like to congratulate our Principle Engineer Neale Ferguson on his award from the z/Linux council in recognition of his contributions to IBM z/Linux.
The OpenAFS Release Team is pleased to announce that the first 1.8.3 release candidate, 1.8.3pre1, is now available.
In a 2018 article by technical writer and blogger Jim Porell entitled "Porting an Enterprise App to System z – my experience. Part 2 of 4: The Good," Sine Nomine Associates and Neale Ferguson were applauded for their help with information on Linux and System z. Ferguson, in particular, acted as a mentor for the author, pointing him to useful downloads and libraries.
CEO E. Margarete Ziemer announced this week that Sine Nomine Associates has donated $10,000 to the OpenAFS Foundation. The Foundation reported that this was the largest donation it has received that was not a workshop sponsorship.