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I don't know how many other ignoramuses there may be around here, but if anyone has the patience to do a brief "...for Dummies" version of this post, I for one, would appreciate it. What are the implications, etc.? THANKS.

-Bob

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How much fun do you think this will give the developers of our favorite audio softwares?

 

It shouldn't impact them at all. The OS will offer an abstraction from this. Just like today where the audio software could care less whether the file is on HFS+, FAT, NTFS or ext4.

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Thanks for the link. One thing I noticed when glancing at the initial Apple doc is that APFS volumes will not be able to be shared via AFP, just SMB. So that pretty much marks the end of AFP.

 

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I have beed reading up on APFS too, I don't think it sounds like it is anywhere near ready for primetime. It can not be used as a start up disk, it is not compatible with Time Machine, etc...

 

I don't think anyone's saying it is ready.. That's why it's being released only as a developer preview and not rolled out until 2017.

When it is rolled it will almost certainly be bootable, and you won't need Time Machine as it exists now because the file system itself has built-in snapshotting.

That said, I'm disappointed to see no mention of checksumming to preserve and self-heal file integrity like you have with ZFS.

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I don't think anyone's saying it is ready.. That's why it's being released only as a developer preview and not rolled out until 2017.

When it is rolled it will almost certainly be bootable, and you won't need Time Machine as it exists now because the file system itself has built-in snapshotting.

That said, I'm disappointed to see no mention of checksumming to preserve and self-heal file integrity like you have with ZFS.

 

It will probably be in there, but ZFS is a bit overrated in any case. Oracle is pushing it hard, but you know how that goes...

-Paul

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