First of all, we hope everyone is safe. Please reach out if the iRODS Community can help in any way.
While working from home, we have made some tremendous progress towards getting 4.2.8 out the door. It's shaping up to be the biggest release since 4.2.0 (over 100 issues closed). We are down to a few items and are ready to start the release machinery. This month saw new work on the addition of the '_finally' state to the policy enforcement point (PEP) Flow Control state machine. We are confirming support for Ubuntu18 (indeed, just in time for the release of Ubuntu20) and we are modernizing the NetCDF microservices for use with iRODS 4.2.x.
The upcoming 12th Annunal iRODS User Group Meeting (June 9-12) has been converted to a Virtual event. Both registration ($20 w/ T-Shirt or FREE) and the call for speakers are open. Please join us and share your ongoing or planned research, site reports, new clients, policy, or integration with existing infrastructure.
The Best Student Technology Award will also be presented at the iRODS UGM2020. To be eligible, the student (from undergraduate to doctoral) must be a named author on the submission and present their work at the User Group Meeting. Submissions will be judged based on the technology, not the presentation. The award will be announced by the beginning of the conference.
Metadata Templates Working Group
New Development Work
Active Development Work
C++-based REST API
C++ S3 API
Parallel Transfer Engine