macOS Sierra’s coming file system

“macOS Sierra went out yesterday, with a number of features that users will cling to: Siri, iCloud Documents and Data, and the like,” Rixstep reports.

“One of the most interesting features of macOS Sierra is something that won’t be fully ready until next year: Apple’s new file system APFS,” Rixstep reports. “What’s interesting about this new file system isn’t just the system itself, but who writes it.”

“Dominic Giampaolo has been working at Apple since 2002 – that’s right: almost since the inception of OS X. What’s he been doing all those years?” Rixstep reports. “APFS factors in, to be sure. Dominic has an impressive portfolio. He’s been able to tell online pundits about the internal architecture of APFS because he wrote it.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Someday.

SEE ALSO:
ZFS developer analyzes of the good and bad in Apple’s new APFS file system – June 26, 2016
APFS: What Apple’s new Apple File System means to you – June 24, 2016
APFS: New Apple File System promises more speed, flexibility, reliability – June 17, 2016
The feds’ll hate this: Apple’s new APFS file system ‘engineered with encryption as a primary feature’ – June 14, 2016
Buh-bye HFS+, hello APFS (Apple File System) for macOS! – June 14, 2016
Apple can do better than Sun’s ZFS – October 26, 2009
Apple discontinues ZFS project, turns attention to own next-gen file system – October 24, 2009
Apple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server’s ZFS goes MIA – June 9, 2009

9 Comments

  1. Yes please! Let’s enjoy watching AFS (Apple File System) as it evolves.

    But stop with the nonsense! This is wrong:

    One of the most interesting features of macOS Sierra is something that won’t be fully ready until next year: Apple’s new file system APFS.

    NO, it’s NOT a Sierra feature. We don’t even know if Sierra will EVER support AFS. So cut the crap and keep to the script. All we had in Sierra beta was a CLI utility that allowed TESTERS to create a HOBBLED (I hate to yell, but I’ve said this sooooo frickin’ many times on the net) version of AFS that is UNUSABLE except for experimentation. It’s not meant to be usable. AFS ISN’T DONE YET.

    As far as we know, macOS/OS X won’t support the finished version of APS until the NEXT version of macOS/OS X in the fall of 2017. We have no idea at all if Sierra is going to support it.

    Now be sure to rant back at me in anger. But the above is the case at this moment in time. Go verify it for yourself please. You’re welcome. (0_o)

      1. What I wonder is why you used both AFS and APFS in the same otherwise carefully constructed rant. You even threw in an APS to confuse us rubes. Maybe the coffee today was poisoned.

  2. RE: “… been working at Apple since 2002 – that’s right: almost since the inception of OS X”.

    Um…no. Maybe that was the inception of OS X *as* “OS X”…but the true inception of OS X goes back to 1989, when NeXTStep 1.0 was released.

    The impact of NeXTStep and NeXT in general on modern computing simply cannot be overstated. They were so far ahead of their time, that it’s amazing even in hindsight….too bad it was so overpriced that hardly anyone bought it. 🙂

    (I spent 5 years as a NeXTStep SysAdmin and software engineer at the largest installation of NeXT in the world).

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