LOCKSS 2.0-alpha5 Available for Testing
The LOCKSS Program is pleased to announce that LOCKSS 2.0-alpha5, the fifth publicly available prototype of our next-generation distributed digital preservation software suite, is now available for testing.
First and foremost on many people's mind: due to fortunate timing, all system components and the custom Solr and OpenWayback Docker containers included in LOCKSS 2.0-alpha5 contain only the latest version of Log4j (2.16.0), which is not vulnerable to CVE-2021-44228 ("Log4Shell"), CVE-2021-45046 and CVE-2021-4104.
In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements throughout the system, this new iteration features:
- Numerous bug fixes and substantial performance improvements in the LOCKSS Repository Service, in support of reliability, scalability, and LOCKSS 1.x to 2.x migration.
- An improved LOCKSS Installer distributed without requiring Git, rolling up most individual installation steps into a single script.
- Upgrade from Solr 7.2.1 to Solr 8.9.0.
- Revamped HTTP error response handling, including new HTTP response/error categories and custom handling of categories in plugins.
- Added support for communicating with APIs via POST requests during crawls.