Monthly Archives: July 2008

Xen 3.4 Feature Requests

With Xen 3.3 in final testing, it is time to start thinking about what features you would like to see in Xen 3.4. If you have any ideas for Xen 3.4, please send an email to xen-devel with Xen 3.4 in the subject line. This will allow people doing development to consider your idea for the next release. Of course, you are always free to do development on your own and submit to the source tree!

XEN FIT Survey Published

The recent publication of the new Trademark Policy has introduced the need for a Faithful Implementation Test (FIT) for people looking to receive the rights to use the Xen Trademark with their solution. I have created a short online survey to get community feedback on what should be in the FIT. Please take a few minutes and respond to this survey so the Xen Advisory Board can get a good feeling for how the community thinks about this important issue.

Survey at

Xen Wiki Policy Change

Xen Community:

In an effort to clean up a large amount of spam attacks on the Xen Wiki, we have decided to create a special editors only file for the wiki. In order to edit within the Wiki, you will need to email me your Xen Wiki user name and I will give you complete access. I apologize in advance for this policy change but we need to control the large amount of spam that was being placed on the Wiki.

Xen Research Community Brown-bag Call

I received a great idea from Todd Deshane today about having a monthly call where anyone interested in presenting their latest Xen related research can give a 20 minute presentation followed by questions from the audience. I can use GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar to setup the call and have a dial-in number to handle any size audience.

If you are interested in presenting your work, please email me and I will work at setting up a call in mid to late August. If we get several presentation topics, I will setup these calls monthly or quarterly depending on demand.

PDF Format of Running Xen Book Now Available

The Running Xen authors have informed me that you can now get a pdf version of their book. Go to the “Where to Buy” link at to obtain the PDF version or from InformIT, go to

There is also a new design on the Reviews and Media page at

Finally,  the Resources page continues to see updates at Website Update Project II

Xen Community:

I received some great feedback on my initial web design proposal and have updated the documents. Please look over these versions and pass along your comments Home Page Content Sections: Home Page II.pdf Tab/Page Structure (diagram): Web Structure II.pdf Tab/Page Structure (text): Headings II.pdf