ETA for OMV 5.0 - weeks, months, quarters, 2020?

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    • ETA for OMV 5.0 - weeks, months, quarters, 2020?

      @votdev I know this is an extremely unpopular question, but can you estimate roughly when OMV 5.0 Usul will be ready for release?

      Throughout the next weeks I planned to put a new server into operation and would like to know if it is worth waiting for the new version. I just don't want to take the trouble again to set everything up twice in a row.
      That's exactly what happened to me when Arrakis was released. The transition time between Arrakis Release and Erasmus EOL had been 2 months only, if I remember correctly.

      I can see that there is an Usul beta on Sourceforge already and installing a Debian 9 right now feels a bit wrong to me too.

      I deliberately don't ask for a date. Please just give me your estimation if it's a question of weeks, months, quarters (or years :D ).
      And how long will the transition phase be this time?

      Thanks for your precious time and please don't feel rushed! :saint:
    • I think OMV5 will be released after Debian 10.1. From my side all features are done in OMV5.
      Absolutely no support through PM!

      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
    • It's done when it's done :) But good to hear that 10.1 is coming soon.
      Absolutely no support through PM!

      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
    • David B wrote:

      how compatible are OMV4 plugins with 5?
      They aren't. That is why they are being ported. Here is the post I keep updated with the porting status - forum.openmediavault.org/index…?postID=186122#post186122
      omv 5.0.14 usul | 64 bit | 5.0 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.1.5
      omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github

      Please read this before posting a question and this and this for docker questions.
      Please don't PM for support... Too many PMs!
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      votdev wrote:

      I think OMV5 will be released after Debian 10.1. From my side all features are done in OMV5.
      Debian 10.2 is out now. Just wanted to ask if plans have changed. Somewhere else in the forum I've read about planned features and GUI changes for OMV6. Talking about v6 while all people are waiting for v5 sounds a bit strange to me. Is v5 maybe left out completely? At least it may have a rather short release cycle as according to one blog post from August the ETA of OMV6 is 2020.

      Please don't get it wrong! I'm thankful for having OMV at all and I understand why fixed release dates are problematic but I have to say that from my user perspective I'm very uncomfortable with this current situation. In a perfect world new OMV versions should somehow align with new debian releases. This would give us users a perspective of (2 year) long term stability and give you (@votdev , @ryecoaaron) more air to breath between two releases.

      For me long term stability (while at the same time using an actively supported version) is more important than having the most bleeding edge features available. In this sense I'm a bit shocked to see so many users asking questions in forum about completely outdated versions.

      Having a somehow "fixed" 2 year release cycle like debian (and routine upgrade paths) could also train users to upgrade more often. I admit I would also prefer not to touch a system that is running and doing its job for years. Having to care for a dist upgrade every two years while being up-to-date in between seems to me like a good tradeoff.
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      I have the feeling that OMV5 requires more beta testers before it is released.
      Absolutely no support through PM!

      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
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