Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Fri, 2004-01-23 07:09.

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen a new file system to use in SkyOS, and it will be available in SkyOS 5.0. The file system that we have chosen to use is the OpenBFS, made available under the MIT license by the OpenBeOS project. We have chosen this excellent 64-bit file system because of its journaling and attributes support and various other reasons. As this file system will eventually have changes made to it that will make it differ from that of the OpenBFS, we have decided to name the OpenBFS used under SkyOS the "SkyFS". We hope that this will help to differentiate the two file systems so as not to confuse people wishing to learn and use the OpenBFS.

We wish to thank the OpenBeOS development team for their excellent file system, and will certainly be willing to make any changes that we make in the new SkyFS available to them if they so desire.

Work was started on implementing the new file system last weekend. Three nights ago initial file access was gained. Tonight, full read-only and execute access was achieved. Full file system access (read/write/execute) is expected to be ready by the end of this weekend. At that time, the new SkyFS will be completed, and SkyOS will truly have a "next-gen" file system.

Update: Full Read/Write/Execute support is implemented.