This is to let you know that the source tar files and the Win32 binaries for
Bacula BETA version 2.5.28-b1 have been released to the Bacula Source Forge
Release Notes for Bacula 2.5.28
Bacula code: Total files = 522 Total lines = 203,305 (*.h *.c *.in)
This Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at the same time,
but they should be compatible with all 2.4.x File daemons, unless you
use some of the new features that affect the FD. In other words, you should
not have to upgrade all your File daemons when you upgrade. There is
no database upgrade needed from version 2.4.x. However, the next
BETA release will require a database upgrade.
================== Warning !!!!!! ==========================
This BETA release of Bacula 2.5.x development code uses libtool
to generate the Bacula libraries as shared objects rather than
being directly linked in as in prior versions. This means that
the Bacula shared objects, must either be in a shared object
directory known to the loader or they must be in the directory
where the Bacula binaries are installed. It is also possible
to explicitly specify the libraries directory on the ./configure
line (--libdir=/full-path/dir), but this should not be necessary.
If you have problems with libtool or you wish to use the old
way of building static libraries, you can do so by disabling
libtool on the configure command line with:
This release includes large number of new features and changes.
It should be more or less compatible with previous xx.conf files
and File daemons providing that you are not using any of the new
Please see the New Features chapter of the new manual, which documents
some but not all the new features (we are still working on it):
The ChangeLog has more details.