In April, Xen unveiled a new community site at xenproject.org.
As part of the move of Xen to the Linux Foundation, I have made a few proposals for Governance changes on the Xen Project mailing lists in the last few weeks. To avoid voting fatigue, several proposals are up for review or voting:
Mike Dorman will be talking about Leveraging CentOS and Xen for the GoDaddy private cloud: How we collaborated with the CentOS and Xen projects to build a next-generation platform at GoDaddy.
We are pleased to announce the release of the Xen 4.1.5 and 4.2.2 maintenance releases. These are immediately available from their respective Git repositories and from the Xen Project download pages
Just a quick update — we have passed the feature freeze, and are now beginning the code freeze, in our schedule to get Xen 4.3 out by mid-June. Is say “beginning the code freeze” because it is still possible to get new code in for a short time now; but each case requires an explicit exception. I’ve posted a more detailed description on the xen-devel mailing list.
As a reminder, we are planning on a 9-month release cycle. Based on that, below are
our estimated dates:
Almost a year ago, I floated the idea within Citrix of finding a non-profit home for the Xen Project. At this point, I had worked for and with the Xen community for just over a year. We only just implemented community-led Governance and it was clear that at some point Xen would need to become a truly vendor neutral project.
I have been implementing Nas4Free recently, and found this system to be a very nice one. I might try to port its web interface to Linux, as it completes a set of requirements (regarding graphic interface) I do not find in Linux, and wish I could…
However, I have had to add a driver for ConnectX 10GbE interface, which, unfortunately, was not included.
This might show as a simple task, however, for a person unfamiliar with FreeBSD, it was a challenge.