illumos News: Feb 5, 2013

illumos books!

Thanks to Josh Clulow and Robert Mustacchi for these!

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LZ4 Compression In ZFS

“For a long time now, ZFS has allowed for transparent compression of datasets using a number of user-selectable algorithms, one of the most frequently used ones being LZJB. With the integration of issue #3035, Illumos now also includes support for LZ4, an extremely fast BSD-licensed algorithm designed and written by Yann Collet. LZ4′s high performance and features make it … Continue Reading

The illumos Community: Two Videos from illumos Day

 Contributing to illumos – Bayard Bell
Getting involved in open source software is a significant commitment of time and energy, but involvement affords a range of opportunities to match and grow your abilities. This talk considers the particular issues in getting involved in illumos and the reasons for doing so, from the perspective of someone who was an outsider eighteen months ago now working on the project professionally but previously active in the voluntary community side via the OpenIndiana project.

What Do I Do Next with illumos? – Robert Mustacchi

pkgsrc-2012Q4 illumos packages now available

In keeping with the regular quarterly pkgsrc releases, I’m pleased to announce that packages from the pkgsrc-2012Q4 branch are now available for general illumos platforms. – Jonathan Perkin

illumos Day Videos

Final illumos Day videos (and slide decks) are available now on the site.