Friday, June 15, 2007

Beta 6 Available

Fresh from the oven, we bring you another release of bun (that's what we call Backup Nexus in the lab).

Bun, I mean, pun intended :).

This is another solid release, incorporating several enhancements:
  • General performance improvements
  • Better compression ratio for your files
  • Multiple-platform support for Mac, Windows and Linux
We are very excited about this release of bun. It is the first release with versions for Mac and Linux, in addition to the existing Windows version. We have worked hard on integrating bun with both Linux and Mac desktops, so that it plays well with your environment.

If you are a Mac user, simply unpack the .dmg image and drag the .app file to your Applications folder. You can then start bun by launching it from your Application folder. As a bonus, bun will set itself to start when you login to your Mac desktop, so you need not remember to run it every time you log in.

If you are a Linux user, this release is a bit spartan in the way of installer, but that's probably the way you want it anyway. Simply download the tarball, unpack to /usr/local (or any location of your choosing), and run the script to start bun. The only extra steps you need to do is to make sure that you have a way to launch the BackupNexus script when your login to your desktop (instructions available for GNOME, KDE, and other desktops).

You can download bun for Windows, Mac, or Linux here.