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Bacula Release 9.2.1

14 August 2018

We are pleased to announce the minor bug and refactoring release version 9.2.1. This is a bug fix release. It also contains some refactoring. That said, there are 10,909 lines of diff between release 9.2.0 and this release. One major improvement is that this release should eliminate the persistent problem we have seen with MySQL […]

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Bacula Release 9.2.0

25 July 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 9.2.0 to Source Forge and to www.bacula.org. In addition, a new version of Baculum (Web GUI interface) will be released shortly. This is one of the biggest Bacula release ever made. It has almost 540,000 lines of diff output between Release 9.0.8 and […]

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Funded Development

Now that Bacula Systems SA exists, it is possible to sponsor funded development projects. This is a contractual relationship where the Bacula Systems developers agree to implement a specific project within a specific time frame. All code that is developed by Bacula Systems developers, goes into the Bacula community source repository, so is available for everyone to use.

Community Development

If you are not interested in sponsoring a development project, you can nevertheless submit a feature request to have a favorite feature implemented (and even submit your own patch for it).

In the past, users informally submitted feature requests by email, and we collected them, then once a version was released, we would publish the list for users to vote on.

Now that Bacula has become a bigger project, this process has been formalized a bit more. The main change is for users to carefully think about their feature, and submit it to the Bacula Mantis bugs database: http://bugs.bacula.org  much like you would a bug report but to put it under “Project: Feature Requests”.

The best time to submit a Feature Request is just after a release when we officially request feature requests for the next version. The worst time to submit a feature request is just prior to a new release (we are very busy at that time).  That said, if it is submitted to the bugs database, it will not be lost as was sometimes possible under the prior system of simply sending in emails.

Once the Feature Request has been adequately discussed, Bacula Project Manager (Kern) will either reject it, approve it, or possibly request some modifications. If you plan to implement the feature or donate funds to have it implemented, this is important to note, otherwise, the feature, even if approved, may wait a time for someone to implement it.

The current (though possibly somewhat old) list of projects can also be found on the Web site by clicking on the Projects menu item.

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