It has been more than a year since the last update, I know. Since then, BeFS has become a part of the official 2.4 and 2.5 kernel trees. This is the reason that the cvs repository has not recieved any updates: the code is being maintained in-tree. It is not abandoned, but I do consider the read-only functionality of the driver to be complete.
The BeFS driver (version 0.92) is now included in several 3rd party kernel patchsets. To my knowledge, it is now in the following patchsets: WOLK <http://sourceforge.net/projects/wolk>, LKPC <http://lkpc.sourceforge.net/>, and Alan Cox's -ac patchs <http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/linux-2.4/2.4.19/>
One of those "better late than never" announcements. I released BeFS 0.92 on March 28. It contained only bugfixes over 0.90.
Not many changes, big bump in version number. The major change in this release is Sergey S. Kostyliov's excelent patch to eliminate memcpy() overhead from b+tree operations.
Look upon my shiny new webpage and be amazed! The old page is still available at http://befs-driver.sf.net/old_home.html
Version 0.64 is here. Look at the changelog if you want.
Fixes 2 serious bugs and a compile warning. Adds support for long symlinks. Fixes makefile problem when CONFIG_MODVERSIONS is set.
Version 0.62 of the BeFS driver for linux is released. Changes include small code improvements and the release of the code as a tarball to build outside the kernel tree.
I am working on byte-swapping support for the next version. I need both a PPC-formated filesystem image to test on my x86 box, and a person willing to test an x86-formatted filesystem on linux-PPC. Please mail me if you can help with either of these.
Version 0.60 of the befs driver for the linux kernel has been released. The release contains performance enhancements, minor bugfixes, and new features.
Specificly: read performance was speeded up some, a minor bug in directory reads was fixed, and NLS charset translation was enabled.
I'm just testing the news release thing